US Ambassador, Nikki Haley to the United Nations says that US President Donald Trump "believes the climate is changing." She said in an interview after Trump's decision to take the United States out of the Paris climate accord which sparked dismay across the world.
"President Trump believes the climate is changing and he believes pollutants are part of the equation," Ms Haley in an interview with CNN. The interview will be broadcasted on CNN's "State of the Union" today.
Trump "knows that it's changing and that the US has to be responsible for it and that's what we're going to do," Ms Haley said.
Few days back Trump has announced the United States would withdraw from the Paris climate change pact, tapping into his "America First" campaign theme. He said participating in the pact would undermine the US economy, wipe out jobs, weaken national sovereignty and put his country at a permanent disadvantage.
"Just because the US got out of a club doesn't mean we aren't going to care about the environment," Nikki Haley added further.
Accord would have proved costly to US economic growth and to the working-class Americans at the core of Trump's political base