EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt joined White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer in the press briefing Friday, to discuss President Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement.
The media is pounding Pruitt and Spicer, asserting that they repeatedly dodged questions and refused to answer when asked if President Trump believes climate change is a hoax.
Pruitt stated, “What’s interesting about all the discussions we had through the last several weeks have been focused on one singular issue: Is Paris good or not for this country. That’s the discussions I’ve had with the president. That’s been my focus. The focus remained on whether Paris put us at a disadvantage.”
Pruitt promised that the United States will still be sharing with other countries the “innovations that have led to emissions reductions” in recent years, and that withdrawing from the agreement does not mean the U.S. will not be focusing on clean energy development.
Yet, reporters continued to pound on the question, “Does the president believe that climate change is a hoax?” and accused him of not answering the question.
Pruitt told them, “I did answer the question because I said the discussion the president and I have had over the last several weeks have been focused on one key issue, is Paris good or bad for this country? The president focused his attention there, and determined it was bad for the country.”
Spicer is also being accused of dodging the question, as well as others within the Trump administration.
CNN broadcast an entire news segment, with a compilation of interviews from members of the Trump administration, accusing them all of dodging the question.
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