Zakaria: "United States Resigned As Leader Of The Free World" When Trump Left Paris Climate Agreement


CNN: CNN's Fareed Zakaria says that President Trump's decision to pull the US out of the Paris climate accords is breathtakingly irresponsible and that the US has resigned as the leader of the free world.

FAREED ZAKARIA, CNN: Jake, I think that it really will -- if it proves to be what we think it is, this will be the day that the United States resigned as the leader of the free world.

It's nothing short of that. The irresponsibility of this act is breathtaking, because the Paris climate accords are actually extraordinarily flexible. They do not dilute American sovereignty.

They allow every country to make its own plans. That is why countries that have jealously guarded their sovereignty, like China, like India, like Russia, have all signed on.

There are 194 other countries that have signed on to this, including the countries that Donald Trump keeps saying always beat us in these agreements. They are all in.

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