"Frankly, it's an agreement that I have no problem with, but I had a problem with the agreement that they signed, because, as usual, they made a bad deal", Trump said.
The President - who has been a vocal champion of the United States fossil fuel industries as well as frequently voicing climate change scepticism - said the Paris Agreement signalled a "tremendous penalty" for using gas, coal and oil energy, suggesting the deal was harsher on USA interests than Russian and China. "But I say this, we are very strong on the environment". Seated in the Oval Office, Trump noted that Norway has been a strong consumer of US -built military equipment, including the F-35 aircraft. It put great penalties on us. The US president has at times seemed torn between advisors like his daughter Ivanka, who advocate for policies that mitigate the effects of climate change, and aides who believe global accords hold America back. "It took a lot of our asset values". While the Scandinavian country remains a major exporter of oil and gas, the Norwegian government was among the first to sign on to the landmark Paris climate deal, pledging to meet a 40 percent reduction in carbon emissions by 2030.
"The Paris accord really would have taken away our competitive edge, and we're not going to let that happen, I'm not going to let this happen", President Trump said. And we're not going to let that happen.
According to some estimates, the USA would have had to close businesses in order to qualify by 2025.
Trump said that climate was not discussed at length at the meetings, which included a 15-minute talk between Solberg and Trump, and a one-hour meeting with other officials in the room as well.
"Norway is combating climate change". The Post posits that Trump, who was reading from a statement, likely saw the number of jets delivered-52-and mistakenly added an "F" designation to it. Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders refused to say if Trump is a Call of Duty fan, and Lockheed Martin, which makes the F-35, wouldn't say if an F-52 is in the works.
She did note that green policies can lead to business opportunities, and noted that the USA company Tesla was selling many electric cars in Norway.