President Trump on Tuesday said he thinks about climate change “all the time” in response to a question comparing his stance on the issue to other foreign leaders.
Speaking to the media alongside Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the NATO summit in London, Trump said “climate change is very important to me.”
“I’ve done many environmental impact statements over my life,” Trump said, apparently referring to his experience as a real estate developer. “I believe very strongly in very, very crystal clear, clean water and clean air. That’s a big part of climate change.”
When asked if he is concerned about rising sea levels globally, Trump said is he “concerned about everything.”
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“But I’m also concerned about nuclear proliferation which is a very important topic and it’s a topic that we’re gonna discuss today,” he added.
Since entering the White House, Trump has rolled back EPA regulations on methane and replaced an Obama-era rule regulating power plant emissions, among many other policy environmental policy decisions that have drawn the ire of environmentalists and Democrats.
Canada remains in the Paris agreement and has a goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent below 2005 levels by 2030, according to the news outlet.