Haley: 'President Trump believes the climate is changing'

Olive Rios
June 6, 2017

Haley defended Trump's decision saying business could not be run under the kind of regulations imposed by the Paris Climate deal. I think that we know the vote was not changed because of the meddling of Russian Federation, but it doesn't make it right. We know that we have to be conscious of it. The regulations were unattainable.

Haley said that she will support whatever Congress decides to do in terms of sanctions against Russian Federation.

The first Indian American member of the Trump administration's cabinet, Haley was talking to the CNN's Jake Tapper, on Saturday.

When asked why the United States pulled out of the climate agreement, Haley blamed former President Barack Obama for agreeing to regulations that were "too onerous", too strict and ultimately unachievable. "The standards were set by President Obama and not passed through the Senate because the standards couldn't have been achieved", she explained. "We're going to make sure we're looking out for the USA first", said Haley, who was previously the Republican governor of SC. It's what we do. That's just who we are as a country.

"We know that there are issues with the environment".

In the interview, Haley also reiterated her support for moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv.

Pruitt also heralded United States efforts to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, saying: "We're leading by example ... we are leading with action, not words".

The US has disagreed with the Human Rights Council's stance on Israel for several presidential terms, boycotting the body for three years under President George W. Bush.

"The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make US manufacturing non-competitive".

Two White House officials avoided similar questions at a background briefing with reporters after Trump's speech Thursday. "I don't know what the policy of the administration is, but I believe the Western Wall is part of Israel and I think that that is how we've always seen it and that's how we should pursue it", Haley said.

Trump's decision has left the United States virtually isolated on the world stage, and his insistence that he will seek to "renegotiate" the global accord has done little to ease a wave of bitter condemnation.

In his about 20-minute address, Trump mentioned India three times. "Think of it: India can double their coal production".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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