Other countries have many security, economic and diplomatic reasons to cooperate with the United States to address issues of mutual interest. The exit of the agreement will not change that. Neither argument is a compelling reason to stay in the agreement. It is not enough to remove the rules of Paris. The Paris agreement would have extended far beyond the Trump administration, so that a continuation of the agreement would have kept the United States on their terms. After Trump`s announcement, the governors of several U.S. states created the United States Climate Alliance to pursue the goals of the Paris Agreement at the state level, despite the withdrawal of the Confederacy. Since July 1, 2019, 24 states, American Samoa and Puerto Rico have joined the Alliance and similar commitments have been made by other governors, mayors and businesses.  In short, the agreement does not eliminate coal jobs, it only transfers those jobs from the United States and the United States and ships them abroad. This agreement is not so much about climate as it is about other countries gaining a financial advantage over the United States.
The rest of the world applauded when we signed the Paris Agreement — they went wild; they were so happy – for the simple reason that it put our country, the United States of America, which we all love, in a very, very great economic disadvantage. A cynic would say that the obvious reason for the economic competitors and their desire to stay in the agreement is that we continue to suffer this great self-inflicted economic injury. It would be very difficult to compete with other countries in other parts of the world. You promised to put America at the forefront of everything you do, and you did it in different ways, from trade to national security, to protecting our borders, to the rights of Washington, D.C. And today, you put America first in terms of international agreements and the environment. But even if the United States decided to re-enter the agreement, it would have implications for outsourcing and the implementation of a few months. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday that the agreement had imposed an “unfair economic burden” on the United States. On these and other issues, we are taking into account our commitments.
And I don`t want anything to get in the way of us. I fight every day for the great people of this country. To fulfill my solemn duty to protect the United States and its citizens, the United States will therefore withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement – (Applause) — thank you, thank you – but start negotiations to revive either the Paris Agreement or a completely new transaction, on terms that are up to the United States, its companies, its workers, its citizens. , their taxpayers. Then we`re going down. But we will start the negotiations and see if we can reach a fair agreement. And if we can, it`s great. And if we can`t, it doesn`t matter. (Applause) It is certain that the exit from the Paris Agreement will be greeted with dismay by foreign leaders, as was the case with the withdrawal of the United States from the Kyoto Protocol.