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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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

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