Washington: US President Donald Trump late Thursday criticized Democratic rival Joe Biden’s plans to tackle climate change, saying the air in India, Russia and China is “dirty.”
In his second and final presidential debate, Trump renewed his criticism that action on climate change is unfair to the United States. Trump said at a debate in Nashville, Tennessee, “Look at China. How dirty Look at Russia, look at India. dirty. The air is dirty,” Trump said.
The President of the United States also justified the US withdrawal from the groundbreaking Paris climate agreement, accusing India, China and Russia of not taking care of their’dirty air’.
When asked about climate change, he said, “I got out of the Paris Agreement because we had to take out trillions of dollars and we were treated very unfairly.”
Trump has repeatedly criticized countries like India and China for not taking enough action on climate change, classifying them as areas with unbreathable air.
In 2017, Trump withdrew the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement in 2015. International agreements to keep world temperatures below 2 degrees Celsius are disadvantageous to American workers.
He has repeatedly argued that countries like China and India are benefiting the most from the Paris Agreement. Speaking to supporters cheering at an election rally in North Carolina last week, Trump accused countries like China, Russia and India of adding global air pollution.
“We have the best environmental numbers, ozone levels and many others. In the meantime, are China, Russia and India spewing material into the air in all of these countries?
China is the world’s largest carbon emitter, followed by the United States, India and the EU.