Trump is lone dissenter, won’t sign G-20 affirmation of Paris climate agreement

Trump is lone dissenter, won’t sign G-20 affirmation of Paris climate agreement
Odd man out. Trump with G-20 leaders in Buenos Aires, 2018. YouTube, Sun (Australia) video

[Ed. – One way to put it is that Trump was the only one communicating truthfully. The Paris agreement is non-binding, and the other countries aren’t moving to put their affirmations of it into practical effect.  Instead of deceptive grandstanding, Trump is just matching words to deeds.]

Leaders of the Group of 20 (G-20) nations on Saturday signed off on a final statement pledging to fix the world trading system, with all but President Trump also expressing support for the Paris climate agreement.

The statement finalized after the two-day summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina, calls for reforming the World Trade Organization but does not mention protectionism because the U.S. resisted those discussions, according to The Associated Press.

The statement also says that 19 leaders reaffirmed their commitment to fighting climate change through the Paris agreement, with Trump being the sole holdout.

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