Paris deal would have given India and China free pass: US VP Mike Pence

"You know, one independent study found that the Paris Accord would have actually cost the US economy more than 6.5 million manufacturing jobs in the next 25 years while giving countries like China and India virtually a free pass," Pence said.

By: PTI | Washington | Published:June 21, 2017 10:21 am
Mike Pence, Paris Climate Deal, India US Vice President Mike Pence. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

The Paris climate deal would have given a virtual free pass to India and China and cost American economy more than 6.5 million jobs, US Vice President Mike Pence said on Wednesday. “This President put America first not long ago when President Trump made the decision to withdraw the United States of America from the Paris Climate Accord,” Pence said in his remarks to the National Association of Manufacturers 2017 Manufacturing Summit.

“You know, one independent study found that the Paris Accord would have actually cost the US economy more than 6.5 million manufacturing jobs in the next 25 years while giving countries like China and India virtually a free pass,” Pence said. He said by withdrawing America from “this terrible deal”, President Trump put America first.

“He left the door opening to renegotiating the deal or coming up with a different agreement. But he put America first, and I promise the manufacturers in this room that President Donald Trump always will,” Pence said. He said Trump has put a renewed emphasis on American energy.

“He approved the Keystone and Dakota Pipelines early in this administration, and the Dakota Pipeline is already rolling and Keystone is being built as we speak,” Pence said. “President Trump is fighting every day to make sure that American manufacturers have affordable, abundant, and reliable energy that you need to power your factories and power our future,” Pence said amidst applause from the audience.

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    Dilip De
    Jun 21, 2017 at 6:28 pm
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      Sanju
      Jun 21, 2017 at 3:46 pm
      India needs to do the same. India first. In all deals with any country.
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        Sudarshan Nityananda
        Jun 21, 2017 at 6:52 pm
        India's position is very different from the US or China. If we start doing India first too stridently, they'll just say, go build your own fighter jets , howitzers and submarines . And then we'll be in a soup ! Some diplomacy is needed from our end , since beggars can't be choosers.
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        Sham
        Jun 21, 2017 at 11:44 am
        A wise man had said, I do not believe any "study or a statistics report", which I have not falsified myself. These bunch of people around Trump are using such reports to justifiy thier populistic policies.
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