On Thursday, President Trump officially announced his intent to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, which dictates that all countries which have signed onto the agreement work together to keep average global temperatures from rising 2 degrees Celsius above pre-Industrial Revolution global temperatures.
Unsurprisingly, while drawing condemnation from pretty much everyone else, Trump enjoyed the support of his core base of supporters, including Vice President Mike Pence.
A series of tweets went up on Mike Pence’s official account this Thursday afternoon to that effect.
The White House’s propaganda spin on President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Accord as reflected in the @VP Twitter account is featured below.
There is more in the world than American jobs. At the very least, there is also the concern of American lives, and of keeping those forces at bay that threaten American lives.
One of those forces which would do more harm than it already has should it be allowed to do so is climate change. Sure, it makes fiscal sense to some people to pull out of the Paris climate deal, but the logic of the argument stops there. Sometimes you have to pull your nose out of the books and look at the actual consequences of your actions and adjust what the books say accordingly.
Trump, Pence, and others don’t quite seem to get that.
Check out some of the best replies to Pence’s Thursday series of tweets below.