Democrats: Despite Trump Victory, Americans Still Want Action on Climate Change

July 23, 2017

WASHINGTON – President Trump campaigned on withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement and has expressed doubt that global warming is caused by human activity, but Democrats argue the American public still wants government action on climate change despite Trump’s defeat of Hillary Clinton.

“I think there was a survey today in one of the papers that talked about the support he enjoys in the places he was strong in the election, and in those places people rejected his rejection of the Paris climate agreement, even in those pro-Trump areas they said ‘no’ to his rejection of the climate issue,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said during an interview with political correspondent Nicholas Ballasy at the An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power premiere Wednesday evening at the Newseum with former Vice President Al Gore. “Maybe he’ll learn the truth, listen to the public and understand the responsibility the president of the United States has.”