Donald Trump and his advisers are thinking about breaking his campaign promise to take the U.S. out of the Paris climate accord.
Trump’s top officials are apparently divided on the matter. A meeting set for advisers including Jared Kushner, Steve Bannon and Rex Tillerson, to discuss the matter was cancelled due to “scheduling conflicts,” and a new date has not been set.
Prior to the 2016 election, Trump promised to pull out of the deal within his first 100 days in office. Since November, however, he seems to have been rethinking the move. “I’m looking at it very closely,” he said. “I have an open mind to it.”
The Daily Caller reports:
Though it’s been reported that staffers who are in favor of keeping Trump’s promise — and therefore pulling out of the climate accord reached last year in Paris — are out numbered, a source told the Daily Caller that it is evenly split.
The source added that Energy Secretary Rick Perry, considered by some to be a climate skeptic, has softened his stance.
The pledge “is still under discussion within the administration” said Press Secretary Sean Spicer in March.