Trump says he is open to a deal to end global warming as climate agreement passes
President Donald Trump has said he would be open to working with Democrats and Republicans to address climate change as long as they both recognize the severity of the problem.
But he insisted on Wednesday that he would not back down from the idea of taking a stronger stance.
In a tweet, Trump said he will take a stronger stand on climate change, but that he is not going to give up on the fight.
He also said he has “great respect for all people” and “great confidence” in the American people.
Trump has long been a vocal critic of the Paris climate accord.
Trump, who made a public pledge during his campaign to renegotiate the pact, said he was open to the possibility of a bipartisan deal if both parties acknowledge the seriousness of the threat of global warming.
He told reporters in the Oval Office Wednesday: “I don’t want to get back on a political scorecard, but I have great respect for everybody.”
Trump has made climate change one of his main issues in the election campaign.
His campaign has said it would withdraw from the accord unless the United States met its pledge to reduce carbon emissions by 28 percent from 2005 levels by 2025.