Trump: Paris deal is a “disaster” for US

FEBRUARY 23, 2016: Donald Trump is flanked by sons Eric (Right) and Donald Jr. (Left).

In an interview with Piers Morgan on ITV, Donald Trump said the US could re-enter the Paris climate change if it had a “completely different deal”.

Speaking with Morgan on various topics, Trump said the Paris climate change agreement was a “terrible deal” and a “disaster” for the US.

Despite being signed by 195 countries, Trump chose to pull the US out of the agreement. The US President said that whilst he is a “believer in clean air and clean water”, the Parid accord “was a terrible deal for the US.”

“First of all, it was a terrible deal for the US. If they made a good deal there’s always a chance we’d get back. But it was a terrible deal for the US. It was unfair to the US,” he said.

“I believe in clean air. I believe in crystal-clear, beautiful … I believe in just having good cleanliness in all. Now, with that being said, if somebody said go back into the Paris accord, it would have to be a completely different deal because we had a horrible deal.

“As usual, they took advantage of the US. We were in a terrible deal. Would I go back in? Yeah, I’d go back in. I like, as you know, I like Emmanuel [Macron]. I would love to, but it’s got to be a good deal for the US.”

When asked about Brexit, Trump said he would have gone about the process very differently to Theresa May. 

“Would it be the way I negotiate? No, I wouldn’t negotiate it the way it’s negotiated,” Trump told Morgan.

The US President did show faith in the Prime Minister, saying: I have a lot of respect for your prime minister, and I think they’re doing a job. I think I would have negotiated it differently. I would have had a different attitude.

“I think I would have said that the EU is not cracked up to what it’s supposed to be, and I would have taken a tougher stand in getting out. I have a lot of problems with the EU.”