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so we're getting out but we will start to negotiate and see if we can make a deal. if we can. that's great. if we can't, that's fine. >> a seismic shift in the u.s. role on the world stage. president trump pulls out of the landmark climate agreement. it has the rest of the world asking what is america's future in global affairs. welcome to early start this friday morning. good morning. >> i'm victor blackwell in for dave briggs.
this morning the united states is no longer a global leader in combatting climate change. president trump is with drawing the u.s. from the paris climate accord. the sweeping move fulfills a campaign promise but it's prompting sharp backlash from nations around the globe. >> speaking from the rose garden the president wants to renegotiate key parts of this agreement but there's stark warnings this morning that the u.s. is seeding a leadership world it's held in shaping global events since world war ii. >> key u.s. allies are telling president trump they're not willing to renegotiate the paris climate agreement. leaders are all telling the white house there will be no renegotiations in response to the president's comments he would like to strike a better climate deal. the president made it speech he's thinking more about key voters in states like pennsylvania than the u.s. allies that are now disappointed
that the u.s. is with drawing from the deal. >> it's time to exit the paris accord. and time to pursue a new deal that effects the environment and our companies, our citizens, and our country. it is time to put youngstown, ohio, detroit michigan, and pittsburgh pennsylvania along with many, many, other locations within our great country before paris france. it's time to make america great again. >> the president's daughter had been pushing the president to stay in the climate agreement. she and her husband did not attend the president's speech. a white house official said they were observing a jewish holiday but the official noted kushner opted to keep a prescheduled
meeting at the white house rather than attend the president's speech. >> you heard jim mention france, germany, italy, all swiftly pushing back against the president's intention to renegotiate parts of the climate deal. good morning. response has been sharp. >> sharp. there say great deal of anger in europe this morning. europe is waking up to a very different world. one in which this is the belief among many european leaders the united states simply no longer represents the ally that it did until yesterday and it was very late last night this announcement came european team and france's new president still chose to take to the airways. here's what he had to say. >> we all share the same responsibility, make our planet
great again there is anger with the nationalistic anger chosen from donald trump. china will be issuing a joint statement talking about their commitment to the paris deal and their intention to work together you shouldn't shy away from the reality of climate change. more specifically you can't specifically push aside this reality as you can leaders. a reference to what happened here in europe last week. >> the president suggesting that the u.s. will try to renegotiate or negotiate a new deal. they're saying that's not in the cards. >> with the u.s. pulling out of
the paris climate accord, rivals are stepping up and earning praise. if america steps off the world stage the chinese are in a prime position to fill that vacuum. certainly in terms of propaganda and public relations it will be a wonderful moment for china to step up and say we'll be a leader in the world and we'll continue to step forward with all the money we have spent on climate change. >> it's also a very easy sell to their domestic population because the fact is those of us that live here have to deal with some of the worst air pollution in the world. we feel the effects of pollution almost every single day in the air quality that we're forced to breathe but now china does assume a leadership role in this climate agreement whether it wants to or not. it's the biggest economy left in the agreement.
the biggest green house gas emitter in the world and can create change on a global stage. because of that other countries around the world are going to be looking at china and not the united states for an example. there's the concept that they're going to follow the leader here and china is a apparently more than ready to take on that mantle and if you look at what china has done over the past several years, coal use has dropped. they're set to invest 360 million u.s. dollars by 2020 in clean energy development projects so they are putting their money with their mouth is whether they want to or not. they would only say they would stay the course. that china would stay the course and stick to its agreements but in state run newspapers, specifically a tabloid called the global times they called the u.s. withdrawal from this agreement very reckless and
selfish. >> we're just showing some video of chinese cities and it's clear that china itself has a really big self-interest in lowering these emissions. if china wants to keep social unity as they always say, they need to make sure that people can go to school and people can go to work so i would not be surprised if china does emerge as a leader in green technology and the like just simply because of the pictures we're showing there. >> critics are saying the influence on world events will be diminished and america finding itself taking a backseat on other critical global issues. how does this, if we're seeing the indications early, this withdrawal influence other multilateral alliances that the u.s. will be facing over the next few years with this administration? >> that could be fairly big influences and some of the
european leaders even before this happened, before president trump made his decision were already saying it's hard for us to see how we see eye to eye with the united states if the views are so different on climate change because of course this whole climate change agreement is imbedded into politics and in the future if you have trade disputes between the u.s. and china where are the european country gogs to stand especially with a lot of kmis moving more toward a technology economy than before. those are some of the things where perhaps in the world trade organization you might see european countries look differently at things than before. on security matters it's going to be interesting to see what happens there. whether or not the europeans still believe that generally they can rely on the united states is something where angela merkel was quite critical in the
past week saying we're not sure we can rely on this specific white house. it would be interesting to see if it would damage security alliances. but certainly a lack of trust that is never good and certainly opens up a vacuum where the chinese seem to be doing everything they can to try to move into that vacuum to become a premiere partner for the europeans not just as far as the environment is concerned but on the back of that also as far as trade is concerned as well. >> thank you so much. >> all right. president trump says the paris accord is a raw deal for american business and american workers but guess what, business
leaders do not agree with the president. top ceos took to social media to express disappointment over the decision to with draw, big names, tim cook, mark zuckerberg and elon musk quit the president's business council. it even inspired the goldman sack's ceo to send his first ever tweet writing that the decision is a set back for the environment and u.s. leadership position. hundreds of companies in every industry support this deal in finance and consumer oil products and finance. they don't want to see the u.s.'s competitive edge to china, russia, or europe and now the president critics say the paris deal is a jobs killer but job growth and clean energy is out pacing the old school industrial sector. i want to show you numbers. last year the solar industry
grew 17 times faster than the average. also twice as many americans. climate change is a business risk and companies already made plans based on lowering their carbon emissions. they won't change course now. many of the companies say they're going to proceed as if paris were in effect but they are outraged. business leaders are outraged accept the opinion pages of the wall street journal. the standard bearer says this is a good move calling the paris deal a pledge of phony progress and mocking the out rage out green elites. it's going to take four years to get out so i heard some yesterday that said all right 3 to 7 years this president won't be the president anymore. we need to think beyond the
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addressing the terrorist attack in manila. we're closely monitoring the situation. it's really very sad as to what's going on throughout the world with terror the white house has asked why president trump mentioned terrorism. the president had been briefed that media reports indicated that isis had taken credit. it's not clear what media reports they're talking about. >> the trump administration is petitioning the supreme court to reenstate the travel ban. asking to lift lower court rulings that lower the president's order. it would temporarily bar travels from six muslim majority countries. the administration argues it's a matter of national security. critics call it a discriminatory ban on muslims. >> high drama last night. the national spelling bee stretched late into the night. we'll have the winning word for
>> russian president vladimir putin said in a speech about u.s.-russia business equations. they'll be at the economic round table to listen to his pitch. the event comes one day after the russian leader denied his government interfered in the u.s. elections but he did suggest patriotic hackers in his country may have independently played a role.
why now and is it possible there could be independent hackers? >> it's possible. that again has to play into their position of deniabilty. you have to establish the link to the russian government. but from the position of the russian government there's still deniability. why now? he's the star of his own show there. perhaps also involved in the fact that we see more russia as a waning position of the u.s. in the global stage. talking to the g-7 achieved very
little and angela merkel saying europe alone can rely on its traditional allies. saying i have never met him so i can't be friends with him but he called him a sincere and straightforward man with a fresh approach and might lead to good things. perhaps he is starting to set the agenda for that but we're starting to hear from him in the next couple of hours addressing u.s. business leaders so we may get more details then in a sense of what he is planning. >> okay. thank you so much. >> all right. the date has now been set. james comey will testify next thursday. the former fbi director is expected to detail private conversations he with president trump. there's also certainty as to whether the president urged him
to drop his investigation into michael flynn. >> meantime, letters newly on stained by cnn show two democratic senators asked the fbi three times to investigate attorney general jeff sessions for possible perjury. they are concerned he lied about his meetings with the russian ambassador. so far no response from the fbi. >> now this a word you may have never even heard of let alone spelled, one 12-year-old showing what she has got. >> m-a-r-o-c-a-i-n. >> that is correct. >> congratulations. >> ananya vinay the winner of the national spelling bee. >> she and her rival battled it out for 41 minutes until as you saw there ananya won.
what does she take home? $40,000 in cash and a trophy. in case you're wondering marocain is a kind of dress fabric. >> global condemnation after the paris withdrawals from the climate accord. heres larry summers. >> this is the biggest u.s. foreign policy error since entering the iraq war. the united states did a lot to forfeit it's claim to be a leader among nations. >> who are the leaders among nations? live coverage around the world, next. it's our little differences, that can make a world of difference.
local issues suddenly is in doubt. president trump pulls out of a landmark climate accord. to my question is is the u.s. advocating leadership to some alabama lice and some adversaries? early start coverage continues right now. welcome in. i'm victor blackwell. >> it's 31 minutes past the hour and a lot to get to this morning. the united states is no longer a global leader combatting climate change. president trump is with drawing from the paris climate accord. a process that will take until november 2020 to complete. it fulfills a campaign promise prompting sharp backlash from nations around the globe and business leaders here in the united states. >> speaking from the rose garden the president wants to renegotiate key parts of the agreement but there's stark warnings that the u.s. is seeding a leadership role it's held shaping word events since world war ii. our coverage begins at the white
house. >> key u.s. allies are telling president trump they're not willing to renegotiate the paris climate agreement. leaders are all telling the white house there will be no renegotiations in response to the president's comment that he would like to strike a better climate deal. the president made it clear he's thinking more about key voters in states like pennsylvania than the u.s. allies that are now disappointed that the u.s. is with drawing from the deal. >> it's time to exit the paris accord and time to pursue a new deal that protects the environment, our companies, our citizens, and our country. it is time to put youngstown, ohio, detroit michigan, and pittsburgh pennsylvania along with many, many other locations
within our great country before paris france. it is time to make america great again. >> the president's daughter ivanka had been pushing the president to stay in the climate agreement. she and her husband did not taend the president's speech. a white house official said they were observing a jewish holiday but the official opted kushner opted to keep a prescheduled meeting at the white house rather than attend the president's speech. >> you heard them mention france. they're all pushing back against the president's intention to renegotiate part of this climate deal. good morning. the new french president pulled out his english to give a speech late at night about the outcome here. >> that's right.
we have a president that can speech english almost fluently. the response has been swift and united and fairly angry. i'd like to show you a couple of the headlines here in france this morning. you're referring to the fact that europe considered it is saying good-bye to its historic ally. trump there provoking the world. that is the headline and that's very much the sense here in europe as the continent has awoken to this news. i have just been speaking to the man that presided over the negotiations a year and a half ago here in paris. the man considered the architect of the climate deal. he said this was a fault on the part of donald trump against humanity and against the world. i asked him specifically about the concrete challenge which is the $3 billion the united states was to contribute to the poorest
countries to help them achieve their targets. that was simply not an option and that money would have to be found. there's a sense of wanting to fight back and move ahead faster prehap with the rest of the world in light of what the united states has announced this morning. paris' mayor held a press conference very much in that vain saying that the paris deal will live. >> all right. thank you for that. >> china is vowing to stick to its commitments to fight climate change promising to be a responsible party of the u.s. bald. one leader warning that if america steps off the world stage the chinese are in prime position to fill that vacuum. let's bring in matt rivers for more on china's plan. what are we hearing this withdrawal means for china? >> well, whether they're ready for it or not china becomes the leader of the fight against
climate change for those countries that remain. 194 countries that remain in the original paris agreement. why is that? china is the biggest green house gas emitting country in the world and china is the largest country, the largest economy that remains in the agreement and because of that china has the biggest ability to effect the most amount of change. in other countries, smaller countries will be watching what china does here. if china sticks to its commitments and if they are the biggest green house gas emitter then other countries could say if china can do it so can we. there's a natural follow of the leader aspect going on here and china does appear ready to take on that role. china says it's going to stick with the climate agreement no matter what the united states does. china has said they will invest 360 billion u.s. dollars by the year 020 in clean energy development projects and already
this year 140 planned for new coal power plant construction sites. now the ministry of foreign affairs didn't directly criticize the u.s. only that china will remain in this agreement but a state run newspaper in an editorial called the u.s. withdrawal reckless and said it was an example of how the u.s. could be selfish and show it's responsibility. >> matt rivers for us there in beijing. thank you. >> critics say influence on the world events, americans find themselves taking backseat and other critical global issues. the president very clear here that he is talking to a domestic audience. he made promises and he's going to keep the promises to american workers. how is that playing where you are. >> it's playing very badly. especially with european leaders. one of the things that's so interesting over the past couple of days is where leadership in washington, you had h.r
h.r. mcmaster as well saying it's going to be america first and also that america is going to have a different style of leadership. now you're having a lot of european leaders asking what is american leadership. what is it going to look like in the future and they're obviously already going in a different direction. they're trying to foster deeper trade ties for instance with these trade companies and for instance with china and for instance with india. but also deeper political ties as well. that's also something that is going to show on the world stage. especially when you have things like potentially trade disputes between the u.s. and china which is something that could happen and you had president trump being very critical of the chinese. if you have something like that in the future where are the europeans going to stand in and they have more economic and political ties. one of the things we have to keep in mind is a lot of the integration in europe started
with economic integration and became political and that's something that could happen on the world stage as well and a lot of people in europe believe the u.s. doesn't want to be a part of that. >> there's a sense in washington, fred, that the anger and the uneasy from the european capitols is a welcome by product for this president. it's number two added benefit of him quitting. i'm not kidding. >> potentially, i mean, look there's people that voted for president trump that feel that the u.s. does need to deal with self-interest more than in the past. one of the things you have to keep in mind is u.s. has done a huge amount for europe. germany wouldn't be in the position it's in now economically if america hadn't been such an amazing ally not just for security but by helping rebuild that country. but they want a partnership and
one of the things that the europeans are feeling they say look of course the sense that there might be a global community out there might not be true but they did feel that there were things that transcended the interest of countries and that's something that at least this administration, many european leaders feel is getting lost. >> thanks. why did the president quit the paris accord? >> paris accord and the energy restrictions that it's placed on the united states could cost america as much as 2.7 million lost jobs by 2025. >> 2.7 million lost jobs. that comes from a study that's a favorite of the deals critics. some experts say it grossly overestimates the cost of cutting emissions. why? it only counts heavy industry
like steel and coal without balancing out gains in alternative energy. it's out pacing any old school energy sector and solar employees more than twice the number of americans the coal industry does and so does national gas. the president's policies could impede that job trend. business leaders are calling out the president's decision. they say he is stuck in the past. future of jobs and investment for workers. >> so years before his run for president, private citizen donald trump and then during the campaign candidate trump repeatedly claimed climate change is a hoax. but does president trump believe that? repeatedly ducking the question in the situation. >> does president trump still believe climate change is a
hoax. >> what president trump believes is he was elected to grow the u.s. economy and provide great job opportunities for american citizens and what he believes he did today was to do exactly that. >> but he has said repeatedly during the campaign, he said often it was a hoax. does the president still believe that. >> as i said what the president is committed to doing is protecting the united states and growing our economy. >> but with all due respect you're not answering the question. do you know, have you discussed this with the president? does he still believe that climate change and global warming is a hoax. >> i'm answering what the president is committed to. he's very committed to his role as president of the united states and being the leader. he commented today in his speech about the environment and his commitment to the environment. >> so is that a no? he no longer believes what he tweeted during the course of the came pain and years earlier that it's a hoax?
you're going to actually have to ask him. >> four time there is wolf blitzer asked and he could not answer the question. now in an off camera briefing of the white house, administration officials were asked whether the president believes human activity contributes to climate change. >> what's so fascinating to me is he used to be the number two at goldman sachs. the moment he's on there being grilled by wolf blitzer his former boss sending his first tweet ever saying this is the wrong thing to do as president. an interesting position for him to be in. >> and if he supports this withdrawal and he didn't give a clear answer to that either. many believe he does not support this but he didn't answer for himself there. >> the death toll climbing after a rampage at a casino in the philippines. police are saying this was not a terror attack. but president trump claimed it was. thanks for the ride around
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>> police say all the victims suffocated in the fire. none of them were shot. the attacker also dead after setting himself on fire and shooting himself. >> government and police ruling out terrorism as a motive for this attack but listen to how the president of the united states described it. >> i would like to begin by addressing the terrorist attack in manila. we're closely monitoring the situation. it's very sad to see what's going on throughout the world with terror. >> when the white house was asked why president trump
mentioned terrorism, the president had been briefed that media reports indicated isis had taken credit. it is not clear what media reports they are talking about. >> the trump administration petitioning the supreme court to reinstate the president's travel ban. asking the high court to lift lower court rulings that halted the ban to six muslim majority countries. >> president claiming he created more than a million private sector jobs. a million private sector jobs. we'll fact check the kpaj rhim r the break. if you have medicare
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>> vladimir putin set to speak about u.s.-russia business relationships. the event comes one day after the russian leader denied the government interfered in the election but did suggest patriotic hacker in his country may have independently played a role. let's bring in clare sebastian live from moscow. again saying that the government had no role but taking this step we had not seen or heard from putin up until this point. >> yeah we have to be careful not to overinterpret this. this is a more vocal putin than we have seen in recent weeks but he was on his own stage there. took the opportunity for a little mischief even. we have the sense of these comments that he was being deliberately provocative. he said they may wake up in the morning in a good move and perhaps being motivated by
patriotism and he did reiterate that it doesn't mean they didn't have anything to do with the russian government. the russian government maintained all along that it had nothing to do with hacking in the election and he did not stray from the line but he touched on a number of issues. very vocal in contrast he talked about whether or not he was friends with president trump he said how could i be friends with someone i never met but he did call him a sincere and straightforward man. he had a fresh approach and this could lead to good things. the two are expected to meet on the sidelines of the g-20 summit in july. that's just over a month away. so perhaps putin is taking the opportunity here and his annual event. to set the agenda and get his views out. we expect to hear more from him and a very interesting evolution and tone there. >> we know that statements like this in the past have not
seemed -- have been spontaneous from putin. he's the star of his own show there for us. thank you. >> patriotism. >> patriotic hacking. >> the date has been set. james comey will testify before the senate intelligence committee. he's expected to detail private conversations he had with president trump. he's almost certain to be asked whether the president urged him to drop his investigation into fired national security adviser michael flynn. >> meantime, letters newly obtained by cnn show that two democratic senators asked the fbi three times to investigate attorney general jeff sessions for possible perjury. senators al fraken says he's concerned that sessions lied at confirmation hearings. they sent the letters monthly from march through may. so far they had no response from the fbi. >> now this, it's a word you may have never even heard of let alone spelled but one 12-year-old showing what she has
got. >> m-a-r-o-c-a-i-n. >> that is correct. ananya vinay the winner of the national spelling bee. she is a 6th grader. her victory ending the contest three year streak of ending in a tie. >> she was a little startled there. it was a bit much at once. ananya and her rifle battled it out for 41 minutes at the final. she goes home with $40,000 in cash and a trophy and in case you're wondering marocain is a kind of dress fabric. i have to take a pause before saying it. >> let's get a check on cnn money stream this morning. stretching higher after record highs. the dow 136 points for its first record close since march 1st.
overall a banner day on wall street. stocks shrugging off the business community's protest of the paris deal decision because corporate america already made plans for climate change and they say they're not changing course now. they're looking beyond the next 3 or 7 years. they're looking to the future. also investors also saw a strong reading of private sector jobs ahead of today's monthly jobs report. on that subject the 80th consecutive job growth. here's what economists expect. 179,000 jobs added and unemployment rate staying at a ten year low of 4.4%. so far the u.s. added 522,000 jobs since the president took office. you see him there in the rose garden yesterday. yesterday he claimed he had created 1 million jobs. where did that number come from? most likely based on employment report. added 1.2 million private sector jobs each january.
there's two problem with that figure. uses a much smaller sample size than the labor department and the president looking at a different set of statistics. u.s. auto sales fell for the 5th straight months. just over 1.5 million cars in may down to last year. car sales are swelling and auto makers are trimming production and jobs to save money. for example gm cut 5,000 jobs since november. if you're going to buy a car it's very good sales now. >> reaction to the u.s. withdrawal from paris accord still coming in. early starts continues right now. so we're getting out, but we will start to negotiate and we will see if we can make a deal that's fair. if we can, that's great. and if we can't, that's fine.
>> this announcement represents a seismic shift in the u.s. role on the world stage. president trump pulls out of a landmark climate accord, the move has the rest of the world asking what is america's future in global affairs? "early start's coverage" starts right now. good morning, welcome to "early start." >> it is friday, june 2nd, 5:00 a.m. in the east. nice to see you this morning. nice to see you, victor. the united states no longer a global leader combatting climate change. president trump announcing he's withdraw ing the u.s. from the paris climate accord, a process that will take until november 2020 to complete. what's going on in november 2020, sweeping move fulfills a campaign promise, but it is prompting sharp backlash from nations around the world. >> speaking from the rose garden, the president said he wants to renegotiate key parts of the agreement, but there are stark warnings this morning that the u.s. is ceding a leadership role held shaping world