Earlier on Thursday, President Donald Trump decided to withdraw the United States of America from the Paris Climate Agreement. The decision has been the subject of controversy even amongst Trump’s inner circle. After the official statement from the president, millions of citizens have condemned the decision. Even famous celebrities are reacting to Trump’s decision to withdraw America from the Paris climate agreement.
The Paris deal was put in place last year for countries to work together to combat global warming, but critics of the agreement have argued that it will hamper America’s economy.
Prior to this, many Hollywood celebrities pleaded with Donald Trump to stay in the Paris climate agreement. Avengers movie star Mark Ruffalo tweeted that if Trump decided to remove the United States then “he will have the death of whole nations on his hands.” Chelsea Handler used a more sarcastic tone to show her disdain. The Fun Size movie star said every Republican in Congress needs to put an end to Trump’s decision. Captain America movie star Don Cheadle expressed his views by using Barron Trump’s name and stated that “he [Barron] will thank you [Donald Trump] when he sees you.”
Hoping this doesn't prove true: https://t.co/ypdMhiGNhA— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) May 31, 2017
Rosie Perez tweeted, “Wish you could make #Trump reverse his insane/troubling decision to pull out of #ParisAgreement #climatechange.”
Saturday Night Live’s Alec Baldwin, who mocks Donald Trump on the show used a very harsh tone while condemning Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw America from the Paris climate agreement.
During a speech in the White House Rose Garden on Thursday afternoon, President Trump fulfilled his promise he made to his supporters while on the campaign trail, some critics of the deal have pointed out the potentially devastating impact withdrawing may have on political sectors the Trump administration has previously supported.
During his speech, President Trump said he wanted to negotiate a better deal for the United States, and the administration said he had placed calls to the leaders of France, Canada, Germany, and Britain to personally explain his decision, reported The New York Times.
“We are getting out,” Mr. Trump said Thursday. “But we will start to negotiate, and we will see if we can make a deal that’s fair. And if we can, that’s great.”
Now as President Donald Trump has officially announced that the United States of America is not in the agreement with the Paris regarding the climate change, many celebrities are condemning the decision.
The Revenant movie star, Leonardo DiCaprio who has remained very vocal about the climate change said, “Today, our planet suffered. It’s more important than ever to take action.” Former President Bill Clinton stated that withdrawing America from the Paris Climate agreement is a mistake because global warming is real and it is America’s job to protect the future for the country’s children.
“Protecting our future also creates more jobs.”
American filmmaker Michael Moore, who recently predicted Donald Trump’s impeachment, wrote: “Trump just committed a crime against humanity. This admitted predator has now expanded his predatory acts to the entire planet.”
In 50 years, as our sunburned children swim through flooded streets eating from tins, will Kathy Griffin be redeemed? #ParisClimateDeal— Aisling Bea (@WeeMissBea) June 2, 2017
Paris Jackson tweeted, “Oh great the United States officially no longer acknowledges climate change! ignorance is bliss I guess.. we’re all gonna die.”
Rosie O’Donnell stated that President’s decision to withdraw the country from the issues of global warming is “heartbreaking.”
How is stepping away from the Paris Climate change agreement 'Making America Great Again' America is one of the biggest polluters on the ????????— Michelle Rodriguez (@MRodOfficial) June 1, 2017
The Paris accord was the biggest step forward on climate change that we’d taken in years. It’s unconscionable for @POTUS to abandon it.— Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) June 1, 2017
Chelsea Handler revealed in her statement that President Donald Trump gave the speech in a garden and he “doesn’t see the irony in making his announcement.”
Mark Ruffalo stated that by this decision of Trump, people will lose their jobs and lives, and the decision is a refusal to provide economic opportunities.
Michael Ian Black joked, “Everybody calm down – there are A LOT of planets out there.”
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