Stick Paris agreement up your ass says Trump

Donald Trump has announced his energy plan which includes withdrawing from the Paris agreement and stop payments to the UN on climate change:

Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump unveiled an “America first” energy plan he said would unleash unfettered production of oil, coal, natural gas and other energy sources to push the United States toward energy independence.

Mr Trump promised on Thursday to cancel the Paris climate agreement and stop all payments of US tax money to a United Nations fund to mitigate effects of climate change worldwide.

But the speech, delivered at the annual Williston Basin Petroleum Conference in Bismarck, North Dakota, went far beyond energy, as Mr Trump laid out, in his most detail to date, a populist general election pitch against likely rival Hillary Clinton.

“She’s declared war on the American worker,” Mr Trump said of Mrs Clinton, reading from prepared remarks in a stadium packed with thousands.

You can’t believe a word Hillary Clinton says.

Mr Trump delivered the policy address just hours after The Associated Press determined he had won the number of delegates needed to clinch the Republican presidential nomination. He focused on coal, in particular, to help make his case against Mrs Clinton, his likely Democratic opponent in the general election.

In March, Mrs Clinton said: “We’re going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business.” She has since walked back the remark, calling it “a misstatement” and outlining a plan to help displaced coal workers.

He said he would do everything he could “free up the coal” and bring back thousands of coal jobs lost amid steep competition from cheaper natural gas and regulations designed to cut air pollution and reduce greenhouse gases blamed for global warming.

“They love it,” Mr Trump said of those who work in coal mines. “We’re going to bring it back and we’re going to help those people because that’s what they want to do.”

I can already see the new attack ads where Hillary Clinton says one thing and the next day is walking back those statements. She really thinks she can talk out of both sides of mouth and her arse at the same time and remain viable.

The comment marked a shift from a remark Mr Trump made in a 1990 interview with Playboy Magazine, when he compared his career in real estate to “the story of the coal miner’s son”.

“The coal miner gets black-lung disease. His son gets it, then his son. If I had been the son of a coal miner, I would have left the damn mines,” he told Playboy. “But most people don’t have the imagination – or whatever – to leave their mine.”

Asked Thursday about the Playboy comment, Mr Trump responded in an email.

“I never had the imagination to leave the real estate industry, until I recently decided to make America great again,” he said. “We tend to follow up our father’s footsteps, and that’s the lifestyle we want, even if it’s tougher than other alternatives.

“Being a coal miner is really tough, but that’s what they love and unlike Hillary Clinton, I am going to make sure they have they have their jobs for many years to come.”

He is among many Republicans who reject mainstream climate science.He has called climate change a “con job” and a “hoax” and suggested it is a Chinese plot “to make US manufacturing non-competitive.”

He accused President Barack Obama of doing “everything he can to get in the way of American energy”.

Donald Trump is a natural, look at the way he pivots from something he said in the past. It is brilliant, cleaver and utterly bastardly. I think many pundits are writing with their cold socialsit hearts than looking at the numbers and facts that polling is delivering up.

Like all those in the media that really wanted Mitt Romney to win last time but ignored the polling they could well be embarrassed again this time.

 

– The Telegraph

 


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  • shykiwibloke

    If I was in the states, I’d vote for him. Just to hear the Luvies getting it with both barrels on a daily basis. About time. And I don’t accept all the dire warnings the conservatives put up either. I don’t doubt he will make a few mistakes, but that is still better than the alternative. Go Donald!

    • Oh Please

      Me too. This is the sort of thing ACT should be espousing – to give us a serious right wing option.

      • Unfortunately National has now moved way too far to the left and I don’t think ACT can achieve cut through with their present policies. What’s needed is a charismatic new leadership persona ready to take over the NZ First party. You only need the balance of power to effectively become the government of NZ.

        • Chinaman

          Act did push it..an election or so ago with Rodney in charge it was ”scrap the ETS”..got no traction and they gave up on the idea.

          Even the dumb farmers would not switch from National to Act and with the ETS legislation still in place when one day-heavon forbid- we have a Labour/Green government they will use it as a cudgel against ”dumb” farmers.

          • Terry

            Farmers still haven’t got the message! They can return their local National constituency MP, and cast their Party Vote for ACT. It’s called having your cake and eating jt!

      • Dan

        Maybe if ACT has a brash (no pun) charismatic populist that called a spade a spade then like Trump they could potentially rise in the polls.

        • I have wondered that. I also wonder if John Key is watching this with a somewhat surprised look. He has been very successful with his very conservative, steady helm approach, and was adamant that Roger Douglas would never be part of his cabinet as he was too radical. He might now be wondering if there is another way to do thing.s

      • SaggyNaggy

        Economic autarky, anti-immigration, anti-entitlement reform? I think you have ACT confused with some other party completely opposed to their ideals.

  • Joe Banana

    There has to be a lot of these people

    In 1991, at the end of Desert Storm, a 19 yr. old US Army Cavalry

    Scout Private who had just spent 8 months at war sat out on a street

    at Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia. He sat there on his duffle bag with

    his Battalion around him for 4 days waiting for the buses to come and

    take him to the King Fahad Airport so he could go home.

    Unfortunately, the politicians of the day never planned for how to

    bring so many soldiers home after the war ended so there was a

    shortage of planes. Politicians are great at talking, but terrible at

    doing.

    Finally, the buses came, and took the young man to the airport. The

    planes waiting were from Tower Air. The owner of Tower Air had

    volunteered his planes and staff to bring soldiers home for the cost

    of fuel only.

    Happily, the young veteran got home just in time for Easter weekend in

    1991, and spent that time emotionally healing with friends and family

    surrounding him.

    That Private was me.

    The Airline owner – Donald J Trump.

    That is why I will vote Trump. Loyalty for loyalty, respect for

    respect. Any questions?

    Written by Ron Knouse

    • Bluemanning

      Snopes.com states this story is false and Trump was not involved with Tower; apparently tower only flew domestically not in the Gulf? Who knows?

    • SaggyNaggy

      Um…. it is the responsibility of the US Army to control the logistics of troop movement. It’s their job, they’re an army. The idea that they had no way of getting their own troops back home without “the politicians” is laughable. The idea that troops would be “just sitting around on the street” for four days is also laughable, considering that they had just conquered Kuwait and Southern Iraq. There would be plenty to do. Even assuming that the troops had all retreated back to Saudi Arabia, they had massive encampments there. It’s just a stupid story, and clearly fictional.

  • I heard this on National Radio’s 6am news this morning and burst out laughing. All those earnest, handwringing doomsayers will be having conniptions! I’d vote for him. What an election process its been so far and its only going to get better.

  • Macca

    I think this one policy alone will get Trump over the line. People are sick to death of this climate hoax and having to throw huge wads of their hard earned tax payer dosh at the toothless and insatiable UN.

    The other huge positive with this policy is that us so called ‘deniers’ will at last be vindicated when Trump gathers up scientists to tell the world the truth about the biggest scam ever perpetuated called Climate Change.

    A year ago people called many of us on this blog mad for daring to believe Trump could win. I see that even Leighton, Hosking and Larry are all now changing their anti-Trump tune. Id also like to see all those ‘experts’ who happily predicted that Trump didn’t have a chance along with all the other derogatory and defamatory statements they made about him resign from their jobs as they are, unlike Trump, obviously incapable of carrying them out properly.

    And to any of you snivellers about to reply to me and tell me the world will end if Trump becomes POTUS, don’t bother because Hilary will definitely ruin the US, Trump might just manage to save it!

    • I believe Hosking has said from the outset that Trump has the legs to go all the way, took a bit of a battering early on as a result.

      • Disinfectant

        Last might he leant back in his chair as he does and basically said “told you so”.?

  • David Kerr

    I put $50 on a Trump win months ago, was jeered and scoffed at, slowly those smirks are waning. As has been said before, cometh the time, cometh the man.

    • Spiker

      Mr Trump has done very well for me on iPredict. Put my money on him way back last August. Wish I’d done the same at the TAB.

  • JEL51

    If the msm were lining-up their top ‘investigative’ journalist before this announcement , imagine the UN-driven panic now? They’ll all be out to digging for every bit of dirt imaginable and I bet the people will react accordingly.
    The doomsdayers will this very minute will be planning where their riots will take place the next 3 years and the less gullible will be planning to be at the ballot box early.
    Farage & Boris had better be sure they have dotted their ‘i’ & crossed their ‘t’s and Abbott should be standing in the wings, on the ready, because the backlash to the deceptiveness of the Left may just be brewing.

    • Charley jones

      I am amazed the Left have not shot Trump already. The Left are clearly shaking in their boots at the thought of the truth of their deceptiveness being revealed to the uninformed masses.

  • Nebman

    The States already has energy independence. In fact the supply of cheap natural gas and oil is driving down coal prices and demand. 90% of US coal consumption is used in power generation and they’re closing many of those coal fired stations down.

    While they are a net exporter of coal, those exports were down 23% in 2015.

    It’s all well and good announcing you’re going unleash unfettered production of these resources but whoever is doing it, is still going to need A) customers and B) to make a profit.

    Trump is going “isolationist” in his “make US great again” campaign, but if we’ve learned anything in the last couple of decades it’s that we now live in a global market and isolated markets tend to wither and die simply because they cannot compete.

    It’ll be interesting if nothing else to see if he’s right.

  • meltingpot

    If one of political leaders grew some balls and called the climate change economy for what it is, a politically motivated world economy, I think they would get a lot of public support. Would certainly get my vote.

  • rua kenana

    Climate change agreements are just a device to try to get other people to do things each signatory won’t do themselves.
    But they’ve successfully wasted massive amounts of taxpayers money in the process.

  • Countryboy

    Actually it is the Far Right..or the PTB.. who take people out. That’s my worry for Trump. Tho you could not rule out the crazy left. Google “James Files” who has come out as the fatal shooter in the JFK assassination. The CIA working with the Mob. Chilling stuff…I thought it had all been told… but 50 years later a lot of new “good stuff” is coming out.
    I am a Trump supporter … and I often take digs at my leftie friends… who said.. NO WAY.. :-) .

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