Wednesday, 15 August, 2018

USA could 'conceivably' re-join Paris climate agreement, Trump says

President Donald Trump speaks during a joint news conference with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg in the East Room of the White House in Washington Wednesday Jan. 10 2018 USA could 'conceivably' re-join Paris climate agreement, Trump says
Nellie Chapman | 14 January, 2018, 13:37

The events went viral online after the White House released Trump's schedule which said that he would be meeting the prime minister of "Normay" rather than Norway.

Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak, while speaking with the president at the White House in September, said the country meant to have its flag-carrying airline purchase more Boeing aircraft, as part of its effort to help strengthen the USA economy. Almost every other country in the world has signed the agreement.

Norwegian broadcaster TV2 went to the streets in Oslo on Friday, asking people if they wanted to move to the United States but could not find anyone interested in emigrating.

"Absolutely not", one unidentified man said. But people in the Nordic nation - previous year named the happiest place on earth - have no desire to move to the United States, according to a report on Norwegian national TV. The Norwegian population numbers 5.3 million in total.

As pointed out by The Washington Post, Trump's comments are not the first reference to an aircraft called the F-52.

"Frankly, it's an agreement that I have no problem with, but I had a problem with the agreement that they signed, because, as usual, they made a bad deal", Trump told a news conference. He added that the American government would promote a clean environment where different business enterprises can compete.

President Donald Trump looks to Norway Prime Minister Erna Solberg as she speaks during a news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington Wednesday Jan. 10 2018

Similar sentiments were expressed by other African leaders.

Moreover, the agreement hurt USA businesses overall and gave advantages to other countries such as China, Trump added.

The US president apparently denied making the reported "s***hole countries" remark later on Twitter.

Christian Tybring Gjedde, the Progress Party's head of foreign policy, said Trump was stating that "citizens of other countries are not as nice as Norwegians". "I wish we would do some of that".

US Democratic congressman Luis Gutierrez called Trump "a racist who does not share the values enshrined in our Constitution".