President Donald Trump says the Paris accord is more about other nations gaining a "financial advantage" over the U.S. than it is about climate change.
The president is speaking in the White House Rose Garden Thursday where he just announced America's withdrawal from the Paris climate change accord.
Trump says, "This agreement is less about the climate and more about other countries obtaining a financial advantage over the United States."
The president said the agreement gives "countries an economic edge over the United States," adding, "that's not going to happen while I'm president."
He says that he is seeking to create a "level playing field" and establish the "highest standard of living, highest standard of environmental protection."
Trump adds, "I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris."