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Trump / Paris Climate Accord / US Withdrawal / A Discussion (Part I) #1111313

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Jun 01, 2017
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(White House: Jim Acosta) President Trump's decision to pull the US out of the Paris Accord on climate change examined; details given about the fierce debate inside the White House over the issue & a statement from former President Obama & from Tesla CEO Elon Musk quoted. [TRUMP - says the US will withdraw from the Paris climate accord, but we will start to negotiate a fair deal; states he represents the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris.] [Campaigner TRUMP, President OBAMA - speak about the deal.] Why Jared Kushner & Ivanka Trump were not at the announcement discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The global reaction to Trump's decision introduced. [French President Emmanuel MACRON - says "make your planet great again."] Report introduced.

(State Department: Michelle Kosinski) The world reaction reviewed; details given about the joint statement from Italy, Germany & France about the Paris Accord, the position of Pope Francis on climate change & of China {quoted}. [MACRON, European Commission President Jean-Claude JUNCKER† {thru reporter's translation}, U.N. Secretary General Antonio GUTERREZ†, German Chancellor Angela MERKEL

({thru translator} - comment on the deal & the climate issue.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Trump supporter Jeffrey Lord, Gloria Borger, April Ryan, Trump supporter Stephen Moore & Van Jones about Trump & the Paris Accord. [JONES, MOORE, BORGER - offer views on an American president throwing the clean energy sector under the bus, the MIT study on the minor impact of the deal on the Earth, the Clean Power Plan, government subsidies for energy, the international perspective as the US "blows" its leadership role.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Acosta, Jim;
Kosinski, Michelle

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