Washington, June 4 : President Donald Trump does believe in climate change and that humans have a role in it, Said Nikki Haley, the US’ Permanent Representative to the UN after Trump withdraws the United States from the Paris climate agreement.
“President Trump believes the climate is changing and he believes pollutants are part of the equation,” the Indian-origin American leader told news channel CNN in an interview on Saturday night.
Trump “knows that it’s changing and that the US has to be responsible for it and that’s what we’re going to do,” she continued, adding that withdrawing from the Paris agreement impact country’s commitment to curbing climate change.
“Just because the US got out of a club doesn’t mean we aren’t going to care about the environment,” she said.
When asked why did Trump decided to withdraw the US from the climate agreement, Haley blamed former President Barack Obama for agreeing to regulations which were “too onerous”, too strict and not achievable.
“The regulations from the Paris agreement were disadvantaging our companies,” she said, adding “I knew that as a governor. The jobs were not attainable as long as we lived under those regulations. It was not possible to meet the goals had we attempted to.”
Haley told CNN that Trump will always have America’s best interests at heart, will do best with aim to protect the country’s environment.
“The rest of the world wanted to tell us how to do it,” she said. “But we’ll do it under our own terms.”
Earlier , on Thursday US president Trump officially announced withdrawal of US from the Paris climate accord.
Trump’s decision was slammed by Canada, the UK, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Iceland, the UN and Obama.