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>> 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 events since world war ii.
coverage begins with jim acosta at the white house. >> reporter: key u.s. allies are telling president trump they're not willing to renegotiate the paris climate agreement. leaders from france, germany and italy 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 during a speech at the white house that he's thinking more about key voters in states like pennsylvania than the u.s. allies now disappointed that the u.s. is withdrawing from the deal. here is more of what he had to say. >> it is 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. >> president's daughter ivanka was pushing the president to stay in the climate agreement. she and her husband jared kushner did not attend the speech. a white house official said they were observing a jewish holiday in the morning but 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 pushing back against the president's intention to renegotiate parts of the climate deal. cnn's melissa bell is in paris for us this morning, want to bring her in. good morning, melissa. the french papers this morning withering in their assessment of the president's move. >> absolutely withering is the right word. there is this real sense of
anger. i've just been speaking to the man, the architect of the deal, france's former prime minister, who said that donald trump had demonstrated a great deal of arrogance that was his word. i think that is the bitter taste that has been left in the mouth of many european leaders this morning with emmanuel macron late last night when the announcement was made european time, and the french president still spoke -- chose to speak from the palace at just before midnight choosing his words carefully to reflect those chosen by donald trump a few hours before. have a listen. >> we all share the same responsibility. make our planet great again. there is this move by the united states has galvanized the determination of the rest of the world to act together. we'll hear later on today from brussels, joint statement between the european union and china that they intend to not
only keep up their commitments to the paris deal, but to accelerate their cooperation, so really what will see is a pivot away from the united states by europe, away from what has been a historic and essential ally to other potential allies as european leaders look ahead, not just to the global challenge that is posed by climate change, but to many of the other global challenges going ahead, christine. >> all right, melissa bell for us this morning in paris. nice to see you, thank you. >> china reaffirming its commitment to fight climate change, promising to be a responsible party after the u.s. bailed. one european leader warning if america steps off the world stage, the chinese are in prime position to fill the vacuum. let's bring in cnn's matt rivers for more on chinese plans. he's live in beijing. what are the plans? >> the plans are to kind of be the de facto leader of the paris climate agreement and why is that? whether the chinese want that or not, china is the biggest greenhouse gas emitting country
in the world and the largest economy in the paris agreement. whether china likes it or not, other countries around the world are going to be looking at what the chinese do when it comes to sticking to this agreement. how far are they willing to go to fight climate change? other countries will be following china's example because china, as the biggest greenhouse gas emitter, biggest economy in the agreement, they have the biggest ability to create change when it comes to fighting climate change. so far it does appear the chinese are willing to do quite a bit. they have already said that they're going to commit 360 billion u.s. dollars to develop clean energy projects over the next three or four years. and they already shut down about 105 coal power plant projects scheduled to be built this year. it appears they're putting their money where their mouth is. as to commenting specifically on the united states, the ministry of foreign affairs did not criticize the u.s. specifically saying only that china would remain in the agreement, but a state run tabloid newspaper called the global times called the u.s. withdrawal reckless and
said it is an example of how the u.s. can sometimes be selfish and irresponsible. >> matt rivers giving us the view from beijing, thank you. the critics, you've been hearing them from around the world, saying america's influence on world events is now diminished and america could find itself taking a back seat on other critical global issues. live to london now and bring in cnn's frederik pleitgen. fred, talk us through the ramifications for other issues, trade issues, other diplomatic issues of importance because of the u.s. move on the paris climate deal. >> trade issues, security issues, political issues, of course, as well. international alliances also. i think especially with the european allies you're going to see many of them look to different partners for many things, especially when you speak about things like international trade, which, of course, also is embedded into the whole climate change complex as well. so much of it involves putting together new industries and new concepts as well to try and create infrastructure for the
future. so there are a lot of european allies that are already doing that. and then all this bleeds into the political realm as well, where in the future if you have a dispute between the u.s. and china, the trade dispute, political dispute, you know, a regional dispute perhaps in the pacific region, where for instance are the europeans going to stand if they have deeper political and economic ties with the country like china or a country like india or perhaps even russia if you're talking about european affairs. so certainly this does stand to have very big ramifications and it is one of the things that european leaders have been saying, the european commission, coming out yesterday and saying he believes that china could fill a vacuum if indeed the u.s. did what it has now done and exited the climate deal. >> china taking that public relations gift, thank you so much for that. >> president trump here explaining his decision to pull
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in the world. hundreds of companies in every industry support this deal. not just lefty tech. we're talking finance, consumer products, oil companies. that's because corporate america says this president is looking backwards. clean energy and tech is the future. climate change, they say, is real, and they want to be leaders on adapting to it. they don't want to cede the competitive edge to china, russia or europe. the president and his -- the critics of the deal say this paris deal was simply a jobs killer. but job growth in clean energy is outpacing any old school energy sector. last year, the solar industry grew 17 times faster than the average. solar employs more than twice as many americans. trump would like to get that coal number up again. climate change is a business risk and companies already made plans based on lowering carbon emissions, those ceos are saying they're not going to change course now. overall, frankly, business leaders are outraged, you will
not find that outrage, though, in the opinion pages of the wall street journal. this sort of standard bearer of the business view applauding the move calling it a pledge of phony progress. >> let's talk about this now, joining us this morning, greg vallier at horizon investments. you got former treasury secretary larry summers calling this the biggest foreign policy error since entering the iraq war. david gergen calling it one of the most shameful acts in u.s. history. you say what? >> i think there say lot of hyperventilating over a deeply flawed treaty. i mean, the rhetoric has been pretty heated. when you look at the treaty, it has tons of loopholes, it is not enforceable, the alleged progress would be minimal. so, i mean, i'm hardly a huge
supporter of trump. but i do think there say lot of flaws in this treaty. >> so, assuming there are flaws in this treaty, to get 195 countries to agree to any one thing, you can only imagine the kind of horse trading that went on. let's talk about the symbolism here. you have all of the world leaders from capitals around the world saying the president made the wrong move, and he is distancing himself from this global community that has been the standard post world war ii, doesn't that concern you about what this means for the u.s. role in other issues? >> i think it is intentional, christine. i think this administration and steve bannon want to isolate the u.s., fortress america, let's disengage from all of these global conflicts, nation building, things like that. so i think it is a consequence of what happened, but i think it is an intended consequence. >> we're showing sort of who wanted to stay in it, who wanted to leave the deal, and clearly we were told dana bash's reporting that this president was 10,000% sure that he needed
to do this, that his base -- his base are those coal miners, the old heavy industry neighborhoods. he mentioned pittsburgh, he said he wants to -- he did this for pittsburgh and not paris. i was struck by that, because in 2012, pittsburgh hosted the g-20 and it was held up as the model of the post carbon economy. steel cratered there, and now it is the center of the hub for technology for autonomous cars, diverse base, niche manufacturing and tech and startups. using pittsburgh, i found, was not the right example. >> fully agree. he has a view of pittsburgh that is about 50 years old. but, you know this view of things falling apart, that's all part of the steve bannon line, but let's get realistic here. if trump runs again and he may run again, he's got to put together the same electoral college map. so it is not a coincidence he mentioned youngstown, pittsburgh, he has to win ohio,
has to win pittsburgh. pennsylvania, these are voters who feel ignored. blue collar, white voters, who abandoned hillary clinton. that's who i think the message was intended for. >> on the screen, this is a tweet from bill pa dueduto, hil clinton received 80% of the vote in pittsburgh, pittsburgh stands with the world and will follow paris agreement. let me go to this issue of playing to the president's base and this being a domestic message, the president set up this dichotomy between jobs and the environment. but aren't those jobs, this green tech sector that is blossoming, those jobs now are to be shipped off to asia, china, india namely. >> i think victor the two are not exclusive. you can have jobs, you can have environmental controls. i think this is one of the many flaws in his talk. and there were many things in the talk, as usual, that were challenged by the facts.
so you would have to say that this could be a problem. but there is nothing in what he said yesterday that would not preclude u.s. cities, u.s. states, u.s. companies, from meeting emissions standards and i think they will. >> are you surprised, bob iger, i sat down with bob iger, asked him about his role on the advisory panel with the president. he's putting that advisory panel, what do you make of the high profile moves from ceos? >> a lot of it is about public relations, do they want to tell their customers they favor pulling out of the paris accords? sounds like killing the easter bunny or something. nobody wants to -- nobody wants to fess up to that. but, again, i would just reiterate, guys, if you look at this treaty, it is a really flawed treaty. and by the way, the full senate would never approve this deal. >> as it stands today, no, i don't think you -- would not be
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for more on the response from key european allies. that reference to a reverse gear comes after the president says not only is the u.s. withdrawing, but they'll attempt to renegotiate another global deal, that from macron saying that's not going to happen. >> it is not going to happen. that reply was really united coming very quickly after donald trump made that announcement from the rose garden. there simply is no possibility for any renegotiation of this deal. that's been part of the response. the other part, victor, this is perhaps the most interesting, has been the extent to which this has seem to galvanize the rest of the world, and to increase their determination really to move ahead and to move ahead faster. i was speaking over the course of last few hours to the woman who led france's negotiations, 18 months ago, she said she's very optimistic because what this has shown is how strongly the world feels about this deal. you know, you really have to cast your mind back 18 months
ago, the question had been is the world ready for paris? 18 months on, and this is something that the united response is reminding us of this morning. the question is, how can the world live without paris. i think it is thanks to what donald trump had to announce yesterday in the rose garden this has been a -- come as a reminder to many of the world. we'll hear later to many people around the world, we'll hear from brussels where the united european union and china will put out this united statement, this joint statement about the fact they intend to work together and work together more closely and quicker to achieve their targets. victor? >> melissa bell for us in paris, thank you. >> in beijing, the chinese government this morning reaffirming its commitment to fight climate change, promising to be a responsible party after the u.s. bailed. one european leader warning if america steps off the world stage, the cheeinese are in pri position to fill that vacuum.
i want to join matt rivers. on any given day, any video of a chinese city and the pollution there shows you why already the chinese are such leaders in clean technology, their people are demanding it. >> yeah, they don't have a choice and it is a very easy sell domestically for the government here. those of us who live in beijing have to deal with horrific air quality, it is a social concern here and the government recognizes that and see an opportunity to fold. they can satisfy a domestic need and take the first really truly global leadership role on an issue that affects all of these countries. why can they take that leadership role? they're the biggest greenhouse gas emitter and the largest economy remaining in this agreement. other countries are going to look at what the chinese do when it comes to sticking with the agreement and when it comes with pushing the envelope. what are the chinese willing to do to fight climate change. we have seen some pretty interesting evidence that the
chinese have curbed their coal consumption, three years running now, and they're set to develop -- to invest 360 billion u.s. dollars by the year 2020 in clean energy development projects. there are some concerns that they're still relying on coal, but the fact is the chinese appear to be putting their money where their mouth is. in terms of responding to the u.s. leaving foreign affairs didn't directly respond to that saying only that china believes that all countries should remain in agreement, in the agreement, and they will continue to do so. but a state run tabloid newspaper said the u.s. withdrawing from the agreement is reckless and an example of how the u.s. can be selfish and when it comes to international agreements. >> matt rivers for us in beijing this morning, thank you. critics say america's influence on world events will now be diminished. america could find itself taking a back seat on other critical global issues. let's go now live to london and bring in frederik pleitgen. good morning to you. i would like to examine not just
the u.s.' role in many of these other global issues, but on an individual basis, president trump and you're in there in london, with let's say theresa may, who is facing elections soon, what this will mean, not just for the larger agreements, but for the individual leaders who have stood close to president trump. >> yeah, absolutely. i think it is going to have a big impact on them and the way that they move forward. you're absolutely right. theresa may here in the united kingdom is in a re-election campaign. and right now any support that she receives from president trump, especially after that decision that he made yesterday really probably isn't going to help very much to get re-elected. the same thing is also true, by the way, in places like germany as well, where the figure of president trump and the fact that he is so anti- -- or was so anti-this climate deal made this decision is a big thing in the election there as well. all political parties are taking shots at the u.s. president and saying this is something that
can't continue. on the other hand, i have to say, one thing that arguably all this has been very good for has been cohesion in the european union. the europeans are talking more than i've heard them at least in the past years, talking about needing to strengthen the european union, needing to work together, so a lot of that is still happening. and then on a larger scale, it is going on as well with for instance china. as we speak, there is actually an eu/china investment summit going on where the head of the european union came out and said he believed that china and the eu are aligned in the need for international solutions. so it really looks as though there is that pivot going on in many nations but a larger scale as well. >> the president sets up the dichotomy between jobs here in the u.s. and the environment. and repeating that america first mantra, we have to remember this does not happen in a vacuum. >> 38 minutes past the hour, president trump making this claim about the paris climate accord. >> could cost america as much as
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why did the president quit the paris accord ? this grim future. >> the paris accord and the restrictions placed on the united states could cost america as much as 2.7 million lost jobs by 2025. >> that nugget from a favorite study of the deal's critics commissioned by a conservative public interest group. other experts say it grossly overestimates the cost of cutting emissions. it only counts losses in heavy industry like steel and coal, not gains in alternative energy. job growth and clean energy outpacing any old school energy sector. last year, solar jobs grew 17 times faster than the average. solar employs more than twice the number of americans that coal does. so does natural gas.
experts say the president's policies could impede that job trend. it is why business leaders are calling out the president's decision, saying he's stuck in the past. the future of jobs and clean and investment rather in clean technology. joining us greg vallier at horizon investments. good morning, greg. so many of these business leaders are saying the president is just flat wrong. he's not talking to them. he's talking to his base here, isn't he? this is about telling his base i'll do what i told you i was going to do and the secondary benefit of pissing off global leaders. >> you're absolutely right. let me give you my quick theory as to why the timing came yesterday. one week from today we'll all be talking about obstruction of justice because we get comey testifying next thursday. and i think a major reason why the senate is not going to indict and the house is not going to convict, a major reason why impeachment is so unlikely is that trump's base has held in there. it is two-thirds of the
republican party. they're not going to oust him. as long as trump's base is loyal, he's safe. and that's why i think he made the speech yesterday. >> so we heard from some people who are overlapping into the president's base, namely democrat joe manchin of west virginia, conservative democrat from west virginia, coal producing state, up for re-election in 2018, what position does it put those democrats and republicans who disagreed with the decision to withdraw? >> i think it depends where they live, victor. susan collins in maine, you can criticize trump on this. if you're manchin or if you're from pennsylvania, you're going to say, you know, this is a flawed treaty. there is a case to be made as we discussed in the last half hour that this treaty is full of loopholes, it is unenforceable, it doesn't really do a lot to reduce climate change. so i think there is an argument to be made by the manchins of the world who have to worry about getting re-elected. >> there was a conservative
think tank, they were told ahead of time this would happen and one of the insiders, one of the think tanks said when you're struggling, you have to go back to your base. this is not about what the world thinks about it us, not about the green elites as the wall street journal puts it thinks about it. this is about what those workers in heavy industry think. >> yeah, and you mentioned earlier about all the studies, one of my favorite sayings, there is lies, and statistics. >> mark twain. >> you can prove any case you want with a set of statistics. the fact is that this country, i think, is seeking to disengage from the rest of the world. all the hand wringing this morning that we're going to lose our stature, i think this administration and steve bannon do not want the u.s. to be the policeman, to be the nation builder. i think we're consciously withdrawing. >> despite the ridicule and the deriding from elon musk and jeff immelt and their withdrawal from the council, is this a driver in so far that looking ahead to
2018 this alone, climate change and the withdrawal from this will be enough to motivate voters at the polls? >> you got to think young people, people who are environmentalists, will vote in larger numbers, both in 2018 and 2020. an issue down the road, but i think in the short run, again, i think it solidifies trump's base, he needs to do to get through the comey testimony. >> so interesting to me, the president said he is speaking for pittsburgh, not paris. and that really struck me. pittsburgh is seen as this great diversified town that recovered from a disaster, you know, a cratering of the steel industry and is now a hub of autonomous, car driving, car technology, and tech and startups and manufacturing. isn't that interesting? pittsburgh is actually the example of the post carbon economy. but the president doesn't seem to know that. >> i'm in pittsburgh a lot. it is a fabulous dynamic city. the pittsburgh that he talked
about yesterday is the pittsburgh of 50 years ago. it doesn't exist anymore. >> the tweet we saw was from pittsburgh mayor bill peduto, fact, hillary clinton received 80% of the vote in pittsburgh. pittsburgh stands with the world and will follow the paris agreement. we heard that from mayors across the country as i listed a few of the ceos. to what degree can these goals, these efforts still be accomplished considering the withdrawal from the paris accord by the u.s. >> i think most of the countries who signed will comply. i think a lot of cities around america, a lot of states, a lot of companies will comply. so there still will be some progress. but i think for this administration, right now. 270 is the statistic that matters the most. that's what we need to win the electoral college and to put that map together, he has to make speeches like this. >> all right. greg, thank you so much. >> have a great weekend, greg.
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to drop his investigation into fired national security adviser michael flynn. >> letters newly obtained by cnn show two democratic senators asked the fbi three times to investigate attorney general jeff sessions for possible perjury. senators al franken and patrick leahy say that they're concerned sessions lived at confirmation hearings about meetings with the russian ambassador. no response so far from the fbi. >> this world you may never have heard of, let alone spelled, but one 12-year-old showing what she's got. >> m-a-r-o-c-a-i-n. >> that is correct. >> ananya vinay of fresno, california, named the winner of the scripps spelling bee, ending the contest's three year streak of ending in a tie. >> she and rohan rajeev battled it out until ananya won. she goes home with $40,000 cash and trophy.
and in case you're wondering, marocain is a kind of dress fabric. >> duly noted. >> let's get a check on cnn money stream. global stock markets and futures higher after record highs. the dow 136 points for its first record close since march 1st. stocks shrugging off the paris deal decision. they're not changing course now. investors also saw a strong reading of private sector jobs ahead of today's official monthly jobs report. that report should show an 80th consecutive month of jobs growth. the may jobs report due in two and a half hours. 179,000 jobs added is the forecast and the jobless rate at the ten year low at 4.4%. the president promises 10 million jo million jobs over the next ten years. >> more than a million private sector jobs. >> a million private sector jobs
he said he's created. the labor department counts 522,000 jobs. the adp jobs report is a private sector tally, and it shows 1.2 million jobs since january. two problems with that figure, adp is an estimate and uses a much smaller sample. he's counting all the jobs. january 20th is when he came into office. u.s. auto sales fell for the fifth straight month. car sales are slowing after seven years of increases and automakers are trimming production and jobs now to save money. for example, gm has cut about a thousand jobs since november. the president often talks about american automakers adding production and how important this is to manufacturing pace in this country, after seven years, maybe starting to see the sales peak. we'll closely watch that. >> all right.
>> by the way, the spelling bee winner will be on new day just before 8:00 a.m. thanks for joining us. i'm christine romans. >> i'm victor blackwell. good to be here. "new day" starts now. the united states will withdraw from the paris climate accord. >> i was elected to represent the citizens of pittsburgh, not paris. >> couldn't have picked a worse city as an example. >> the message is the united states is abdicating leadership. >> france will not give up the fight. >> fired fbi director james comey will testify. >> probably will be the most watched hearing since watergate. >> perhaps he sees the trail of evidence getting closer. >> this is "new day" with chris cuomo and alisyn camerota. >> welcome viewers in the united states and around the world.
this is "new day." it is friday, june 2nd. 6:00. we start with several developments. the trump administration appe appealing to the supreme court to reinstate the halted travel ban on people from six majority muslim countries. leaders expressing the disappointing to pull out of the paris climate accord. while cities and states show they will abide the agreement by lighting up in green. >> white house officials are recur refusing to say if president trump believes in the climate change. does the president believe human activity contributes to emissions? and must-see tv. former fbi director james comey will testify next thursday before the senate panel.
what will he reveal? we have it covered. let's get to cnn's joe johns live at the white house. good morning, joe. >> reporter: good morning, chris. on the paris accord, the president accepting the conde condemnation of the world to keep the campaign promise. it did not have to be vetted by any branch of the government. the fallout could be enormous. >> the united states will withdraw from the paris climate accord. >> reporter: president trump making good on the campaign promise to withdraw from the landmark 195-nation agreement, but leaving the door open for a potential new deal. >> we're getting out. we'll start to negotiate and we
will see if we can make a deal that's fair. if we can, that's great. >> reporter: the rose garden speech not focusing on climate change, but the accord is hurting american jobs. >> the paris agreement handicaps the united states economy in order to win praise from the very foreign capitals and global activists that have long sought to gain wealth at our country's expense. >> reporter: touting the decision puts america first. >> our withdraw from the agreement represents a reassertion of america's sovereignty. we don't want other leaders and other countries laughing at us anymore. >> reporter: sources tell cnn the president was dead set on this decision. with the nationalist wing of the administration prevailing. his daughter