Speaking at the White House Thursday afternoon, Trump said he will cease implementation of the 2015 Paris Agreement, which called for the US to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. But he also said his administration would begin fresh negotiations to possibly re-enter a global climate deal of some sort.
World leaders react with anger and defiance after President Donald Trump announced that the United States, the world’s second biggest carbon emitter, was quitting the 2015 Paris climate agreement.
Led by Germany’s Angela Merkel and France’s Emmanuel Macron, they branded Trump’s decision as misguided and vowed to defend an accord they portrayed as crucial for the future of the planet.
Leading greenhouse gas emitter Beijing on Friday promised to uphold the pact while European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said there could be “no backsliding” on the deal. 
Read more: What does the US leaving the Paris climate deal look like?
In his statement from the White House Rose Garden …