Trump fails to commit to Paris climate agreement

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President Trump failed to commit to remaining within the Paris climate agreement during a two-day meeting with world leaders that ended here Saturday, but he tweeted that he was still considering it and would announce a final decision "next week."

In a final communique, the Group of 7 industrialized countries said that the United States “is not in a position to join the consensus.” The other six members reaffirmed their commitment to swiftly implement the 2015 accord to limit greenhouse gas emissions.

White House national security adviser H.R. McMaster, who joined the briefing with Cohn, said Trump had "delivered on all three" of his core objectives for the trip: reaffirming American global leadership and alliances, solidifying "key relationships" with world leaders, and bringing a message of tolerance and unity against terrorism to Muslims, Jews and Christians.

When it was pointed out that every other leader at the G-7 had scheduled a news conference at the conclusion of the meeting, Cohn, who was speaking in front of a television screen on which Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni was addressing the media and taking questions, Cohn said, "I'm not sure that's true."

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