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Trump told Macron he’s under ‘heavy pressure’ on Paris accord: report

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President Trump told French President Emmanuel Macron he was under “heavy pressure” in the U.S. to back the Paris climate deal, according to CNN.

 

 

{mosads}The report comes after Trump refused to take part in a pledge with his Group of 7 (G7) counterparts supporting the Paris climate deal Saturday.

Trump tweeted Saturday that he would be making a final decision on the deal next week.

 

 

The president is also facing pressure from his global counterparts.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel told reporters about an “intense” exchange where all six other nations “made it clear that we want the U.S. to stick to its commitments.”

However, White House officials said Friday Trump’s views on climate change were “evolving.”

Trump has promised to support the American coal industry, as well as the oil and natural gas sectors, putting him at odds with the Paris climate agreement.

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