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states will cease all immra mentation of the nonbinding paris accord and the draconian financial and economic burdens the agreement imposes on our country. >> global reaction was immediate. leaders across the country and the world are weighing in on president trump's decision to leave the paris climate accord. plus, james comey set to testify next week about russia and allies of the former fbi director tell nbc news he's eager to tell his story. for the first time russian president vladimir putin suggests private patriotic hackers may have meddled in the 2016 u.s. election.
good morning, it's friday, june 2nd. i'm ayman mohyeldin alongside yasmin and louis burgdorf. after much speculation, president trump has officially announced the u.s. is pulling out of the historic paris climate accord. the move means the u.s. is one of three nations not in the global pact. the president didn't completely close the door on being a part of the agreement. nbc news kristen welker has the details from the white house. >> reporter: with the eyes of the world on the rose garden, president trump made it official. >> the united states will withdraw from the paris climate accord. >> reporter: the agreement is a pledge by nearly 200 countries to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. the president vowing he can get a better deal. >> so, we're getting out, but we
will start to negotiate and we will see if we can make a deal that's fair. >> reporter: casting it as a campaign promise kept. the president said the move will lift regulations and save jobs, but the controversial decision also underscoring how much influence the nationalist within the west wing, like steef bannon, still have. bannon arguing for the president to pull out, while ivanka and jared kushner were urging the president to stay put. today that america first message was on full display. >> i was elected to represent the citizens of pittsburgh, not paris. >> reporter: but the mayor of pittsburgh isn't on board, tweeting, i can assure you that we will follow the guidelines of the paris agreement. in a joint statement, italy, france and germany sharply criticized president trump. the president of france saying the deal can't be renegotiated. tonight goading the president. >> we all share the same
responsibility. make our planet great again. >> reporter: the u.s. helped craft the accord that you includes nearly of other nation on earth except syria and nicaragua. opponents also arguing, backing out of the deal could put america last. >> it's an extraordinary abdication of american leadership. it's a shameful moment for the united states. >> we don't have a place at that table anymore, and that's going to reverberate in other issues as well. >> reporter: there was also a bitter backlash from many in the business community. today tesla ceo elon musk saying he's pulling out of the president's advisory council, but close to 40 republican lawmakers applauded the president, calling it great news for the economy. >> we have a president who's doing what he said he would do. and he's doing what's in the best interest of the united states. >> reporter: the earliest the u.s. could formally exit the paris agreement is november 4, 2020. that's one day after election day. with european leaders insisting the deal can't be renegotiated, prospects for a new accord with close to 200 countries looks
highly unlikely at this moment. yasmin? >> bob iger also saying he's pulling out of being on the president's counsel as well. thanks to kristen welker. more on the political fallout, in particular on the democratic side. former president barack obama is criticizing the move saying in a statement, even in the absence of american leadership, even as this administration joins a small handful of nations that reject the future, i'm confident that our states, cities and businesses will step up and do even more to lead the way and help protect for future generations the one planet we've got. house minority leader nancy pelosi issued a statement, saying in part, by walking away from this pact, president trump is abandoning america's leadership position in the fight against the climate crisis. senate minority leader chuck schumer is calling it a deaf station. mock newspaper with front page, trump to earth: drop dead. that's an homage to a 1975 cover of the new york daily news,
gerald ford to city, drop dead. on the republican side of things, top gop leaders are praising president trump's decision to pull out of the paris climate agreement. house speaker paul ryan commended president trump for, quote, fulfilling his commitment to the american people and with drawing from this bad deal. senate majority leader mitch mcconnell said, i applaud president trump and his administration for dealing yet another significant blow to the obama administration's assault on domestic energy production and jobs. and chairman of the senate foreign relations committee, bob corker, who has previously argued the us should stay in the paris agreement, issued a statement saying in part, i appreciate the president's desire to negotiate an agreement that is more in line with what is achievable. >> meanwhile, french president emmanuel macron spoke out about the decision yesterday. the language he made sure most americans could understand. >> i reaffirm clearly that the paris agreement remains irreversible and will be
implemented, not just by france, but by all the other nations. we will succeed. because we are fully committed. because wherever we are, we all share the same responsibility. make our planet great again. >> obviously, the french president there using make our planet great again a play off president trump's campaign slogan of make america great again. let's bring in nbc foreign correspondent matt bradley. when you look at countries that are not signed up to the paris climate agreement, it's syria and nicaragua. >> actually, nicaragua is not a signatory because they felt the treaty didn't go far enough. opinion from global leaders, as you mentioned, and international organizations have been resolutely, universally clear in
rejecting donald trump's decision yesterday to withdraw from the paris agreement. the word disappointment was more often used but some went further saying the u.s. is in the company of only two countries, nicaragua and syria, in rejecting this pact. mary robinson, a former u.n. envoy on climate change, says trump's decision renders u.s. as a rogue state on the international stage. global leaders seemed most alarmed by president trump's offer to exit the paris agreement and then re-enter under renegotiated terms. france, italy and germany released a joint statement calling the 2015 accord, irreversible. but engaging this global reaction, all eyes have been on china. it's a major poe lulluter who h shown resistance to climate agreements in the past. the chinese president was in brussels committing new money to helping poor nations meet
emissions restrictions. it's clear the chinese, long one of the president's favorite antagonist, see climate change as a rare opportunity to exert global leadership. >> some are talking, does this give china the key to the global stage with this decision. matt bradley, thank you. proponents of the paris agreement are still holding out hope. what remains to be seen is whether climate change will be a major campaign issue in the upcoming 2018 midterm elections. and for the presidential campaign in 2020. yes, we're talking about that already. former obama senior adviser tweeted, paris will be on the ballot. let's switch gears and look at an important issue, the investigation in the united states. a date has been set for former fbi director james comey's testimony. senate intelligence committee announcing comey will testify
june 8th. he was abruptly fired by president trump. comey is reportedly have written memos about the president's request for loyalty and urging him to drop the investigation of michael flynn. robert mueller, special counsel investigating russian meddling, cleared comey to speak to the committee. some are raising the question if president trump could invoke executive privilege to block comey from testifying. a judge would have to balance the president's interest in privacy against other interests like congress's need for information to perform its legislative and oversight duties. the justice department could seek leverage over comey by asking a district judge barring him from giving testimony. meanwhile, former state department officials are speaking out on the record to yahoo! news saying the trump administration began planning to roll back punitive measures against russia almost as soon as they took office.
dan freed, veteran state department office, and obama's assistant secretary of state for human rights, said colleagues asked them to appeal to congress after they were directed to develop a sanctions-lifting package and arrange a summit between president trump and president vladimir putin as part of a grand bargain to moscow. to these officials it felt like a win-win for putin who said they were unclear what america got out of the deal. a senior white house official says, quote, we've been weighing all the sanctions and this is not exclusive to russia. the administration backed down after senators made clear they would pass a law to enforce obama's punitive measures. but a washington post report suggests the trump administration could soon return russia's compounds in maryland and new york. trump and putin are likely to meet at the g-20 next month. vladimir putin for the first time acknowledged russians could have been behind the cyber attacks in the u.s. elections.
in comments to reporters at an economic forum in st. petersburg, russia, yesterday, the russian president said, quote, hackers are free-spirited people, like artists. if they wake up in a good mood in the morning, they wake up and paint. likewise, hackers wake up in the morning and read the news about international affairs. if they are patriotically minded, they start making their contributions, which are right from their point of view, to the fight against those who say bad things about russia. putin went on to say russia does not engage in state-sponsored hacking. that's an assertion that is unanimously rejected by every single major u.s. intelligence official currently serving in a hearing last month. take a listen. >> do you believe the january 2017 intelligence community assessment accurately characterized the extent of russian activities in the 2016 election and its conclusion that russian intelligence agencies were responsible for the hacking and leaking of information and
using misinformation in order to influence our elections? simple yes or no would suffice. >> i do, yes, sir. yes, senator. >> yes, i do. >> yes, i do. >> yes. >> yes. >> and this morning the trump administration has announced it is taking its ongoing battle over the president's travel ban to the nation's highest court. the justice department yesterday asked the supreme court to allow it to enforce the president's blocked order while justices consider whether to hear an appeal. the move comes after a federal appeals court in virginia ruled last week to uphold a lower court's ruling that the travel ban against six predominantly muslim countries was unconstitutional. the court said the executive order was based on religious discrimination, citing statements made by president trump during the campaign. the justice department fired back saying determining what candidate trump and his aides meant would require judicial psychoanalysis. the doj has also asked the supreme court to fast track the case, hoping the justices take
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there were no indications of terrorism. we'll get a live report later this hour. with his eyes on a potential middle east peace deal, president trump has decided not to move the u.s. embassy to jerusalem, at lease for now. the president signed a waiver keeping the u.s. embassy in tel aviv for another six months, but aides say he plans to move the embassy when conditions are right. in a statement, they say president trump made the decision to, quote, maximize the chances of successfully negotiating a deal between israel and palestinians. you may recall trump promised throughout the 2016 campaign and after his election to move the u.s. embassy to jerusalem. let's get a check on your weekend weather with nbc meteorologist bill karins. bill? >> that always has a good ring to it, the weekend forecast. the only concerns are if you're along the gulf coast or florida. a lot of us will have a beautiful week depend a pretty nice friday as we start our summer season. we got our drought update and florida is the only state with widespread drought. portions of southern georgia,
too. we've begun the rainy season and now we'll start the drought conditions in florida. clouds are locked in over the sunshine state so don't expect much sun. we'll see on and off rain even thunderstorms today. even had storms breaking out in northern portions of mississippi. the forecast over the next 48 hours, rainfallwise, when you get in the blue and the purples, that's 2 to 3 inches. especially central portions of the state. that's where the drought is the worst. orlando down to lake okeechobee, those are the ideal spots for heavy rainfall. the rest of the country, hit and miss showers, along the coast of texas. you get these each and every afternoon in the rainy season, especially when it's this humid. the summer warmth from st. louis, 90s in the dakotas, 88 in minneapolis. definitely feeling like summer. refreshingly cool this morning and a beautiful afternoon. all the way up the i-95 corridor from d.c. up to new york. showers and thunderstorms are possible. a brief one late this afternoon between, say, 4:00 and 7:00 in
areas of southern new england. but that won't cause too many delays. it will be in and out in a hurry. on saturday, rainy weather through the great lakes. that's not your ideal day. and then that heads into new england on sunday. >> good to know that. >> ayman, you're barbecue, you want your barbecue forecast? just a slight chance of a storm. >> which none of us are invited to, by the way. >> i noticed that. >> thanks. still ahead, all the highlights from game one of the nba finals, including the moment kevin durant seemed to stare down rihanna. what he said about that next coming up in sports. got it. rumor confirmed. they're playing. -what? -we gotta go. -where? -san francisco. -when? -friday. we gotta go. [ tires screech ] any airline. any hotel. any time. go where you want, when you want with no blackout dates. [ muffled music coming from club. "blue monday" by new order. cheers. ]
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time for sports. a moment we've all been waiting for, the nba championship cavaliers defending their title against golden state warriors in game one of the finals. to oakland. after posting four-game sweeps in the first round of playoffs, warriors are improving to an nba record 13-0 in the postseason with a 113-91 win against cleveland. a seemingly unstoppable kevin durant led the way, scoring 38 points in the game without a single turnover. durant had 23 on the board by halftime and warriors built on an eight-point lead starting the third quarter with a 13-0 run that tore the game wide open. city steph curry scored 28 for golden state in the opener. lebron james takes a loss in his 41st career nba fibl finals game. he'll look to turn things around in game two on sunday night. meanwhile, durant cooked up another rivalry last night after appearing to stare down pop
singer rihanna who was sitting courtside after sinking a point. the singer had been heckling durant during the game and could be heard shouting "brick" while he was shooting a free throw. but durant played dumb when asked about it after the game. >> toward the end of the game you shot a three, putting the dagger into them and you looked in the crowd, toward rihanna. was that on purpose or do you remember that or -- >> i don't even remember that. >> well, just to let you know, social media is buzzing about it. >> really? >> yes. >> don't get into that trap. >> don't get into that. >> i'm cool. have fun with that. >> all right. turning to major league baseball where the employee dressed as mr. met will lose that privilege after being caught on camera making an obscene at fans following new york's loss wednesday night. that's not going to work out. the mets continued their obscene play on the field last night in a 2-1 loss to milwaukee.
things did not go their way in the fourth inning when a pop fly was dropped after colliding with the brewers' bat boy. umpires initially signaled an out for interference and that's waved off, prompting an argument from terry collins, who is ejected from the game. let's go to anaheim. the twins making what's likely the toughest feat in baseball look easy. turning a triple play in their 4-2 win over the angels yesterday. that's unreal. it's the club's first triple play in 11 years. finally, on the clay at the french open yesterday, you could say nick was a little upset after crashing out of the season's second grand slam, spiking his racket after a broken serve and then finishing the job by hammering the hardware until it falls to pieces. we couldn't show you that video but he's pretty angry. i'm pretty sure he's not going to be using that racket again. >> they should have rolled out mr. met. >> good way to express yourself.
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asking the supreme court to allow it to enforce the president's blocked travel ban. the justice department made the request yesterday, hoping to get it through before the court ends its session. federal appeals court in virginia ruled to uphold the lower court's ruling that the travel ban was unconstitutional. president trump has decided against moving the u.s. embassy in israel from tel aviv to jerusalem for now. the president signed a waiver yesterday, keeping the embassy where it is currently for at least another six months. aides say he still plans to move the embassy when conditions are right in an effort to make good on his campaign promise. well, new questions are emerging over the trump administration's possible ties to russia. nbc news has learned details of an alleged meeting between white house officials and russian diplomats during a presidential campaign event last year. it comes as russian president vladimir putin offers striking comments on accusations that his government meddled in the election. nbc news national correspondent peter alexander has the details.
>> reporter: vladimir putin changing his tune, backpedaling on repeated denials of russian interference in lass year's election. putin acknowledged private hackers not connected to the government could have been involved. if those hackers feel patriotic, putin says, they may try to contribute to the fight against those who speak badly about russia. the former acting cia director disputing putin's assessment. >> it's not really credible that there are hackers independent of the russian government who would be able to do what russia was able to do in our election. it was too coordinated. >> reporter: it comes as the trump administration considers a major concession to moscow. "the washington post" reporting the u.s. may return control of two luxury retreats near new york city and in maryland. diplomatic compounds the obama administration said were being used for intelligence-related purposes. shut down last december to punish russia for meddling in the election. >> if this is just some kind of a reward, i think it begs a lot
of questions about why on earth the trump administration would even contemplate such a thing. >> reporter: those seizures infuriating the kremlin. warning if the property wasn't returned asap, we will have to take countermeasures. with reports trump ally nigel farage is under scrutiny. denying any connection. the fbi and congress are now examining this campaign event last spring in washington to see whether mr. trump, then-senator jeff sessions and jared kushner met privately with a russian ambassador. something they've repeatedly denied. also this morning new details about that he said/he said between president trump and former fbi director james comey. we've now learned that comey will publicly testify before the senate intelligence committee next thursday. ayman? >> thanks to peter alexander for that report. as we've been mentioning all show, president trump announced his decision on the paris climate agreement saying he's with drawing the united states from the historic accord.
>> in order to fulfill my solemn duty to protect america and its citizens, the united states will withdraw from the paris climate accord. thus, as of today, the united states will cease all implementation of the nonbinding paris accord and the draconian financial and economic burdens the agreement imposes on our country. >> as -- as we were awaiting the announcement yesterday, you sort of had the feeling it was more of a summer garden party than a policy proclamation with the united states marine band playing jazz music as attendees and the press arrived. the president took a tough tone when he addressed the crowd. >> the same nations asking us to stay in the agreement are the
countries that have collectively cost america trillions of dollars through tough trade practices. you see what's happening. its pretty obvious to those that want to keep an open mind. at what point does america get demeaned? at what point do they start laughing at us as a country? we don't want other leaders and other countries laughing at us anymore. and they won't be. >> now, during his remarks, the president also singled out one city known for its manufacturing past. >> i was elected to represent the citizens of pittsburgh, not paris. >> but pittsburgh's mayor bill peduto replied in a series of tweets, hillary clinton received 80% of the vote in pittsburgh.
pittsburtsburgh stands with the world. as mayor i will assure you we will follow the paris accord. it's now up to cities to lead. conspicuously absent from the announcement were some who are said to have the greatest influence on the president, ivanka trump and jared kushner. she w according to politico, quote, she organized five weeks of meetings focused on the paris agreement,cy sitdown with tim pruitt, and having tim cook speak to the president about the climate. "the washington post" asking head of dow chemical to spearhead an add. in the administration's earliest hours, she met with leonardo dicaprio and even invited al gore to trump tower for a meeting with herself and her father in the days following the election. >> it's no secret that ivanka trump is very committed to
having a climate policy that makes sense for our country and for our world. and that was certainly evident in the conversation that i had with her before the consideration with the president-elect. and, i'm addition you kn-- i ap fact that she's very concerned about this. >> a white house official tells nbc news that jared and ivanka went to synagogue in the morning. ivanka went home to enjoy the holiday with her kid and jared walked to the office to have a meeting with a long-standing friend from out of town. jared was fully involved with the process. the post says kushner agreed with the president that it was a bad deal but felt the president should try to renegotiate better terms instead of withdraw. >> back with us, matt bradley. president trump pulling out of the paris accord saying, oh, we
might renegotiate this deal, we might re-enter the paris accord if it's on u.s. terms. france, italy, germany saying, hey, there's no renegotiates here. what are you hearing? >> thanks, yasmin. opinions from global leaders and international organizations have been resolutely clear and universally condemning this rejection by donald trump of the paris accord. the word disappointment was the one most often used. someone further, noting the us was now in the company of only two other countries, nicaragua and syria, in rejecting this pact. now, some, like mary robinson, a former u.n. envoy on climate change, she said president trump's decision renders the u.s. as a rogue state on the international stage. global leaders seemed most alarmed by president trump's offer to exit the paris agreement and then re-enter under renegotiated terms. france, italy and germany released a joint statement calling the 2015 accord irreversible.
the head of this line was france's newly minted president emmanuel macron. he released recorded statements in english and having just vanquished le pen, ma ron seemed eager to see himself as a global leader on the environment. he called the decision a mistake and he managed to turn trump's own campaign slogan against him. >> i reaffirm clearly that the paris agreement remains irreversible and will be implemented. not just by france, but by all the other nations. we will succeed. because whoa ae are fully commi. because wherever we live, wherever we are, we all share the same responsibility. make our planet great again. >> but all eyes have been on china.
it's a major polluter and it's shown a lot of resistance to climate change rules in the past. just yesterday the prime minister of china was in brussels recommitting that country and the european union to the paris accord. it's clear the chinese, who have long been one of the president's favorite antagonist, have seen in climate change a rare opportunity to assert global leadership just as the united states cedes it. yasmin? >> i have a feeling the fallout from this decision is just beginning for us. thank you. one of the main reasons the president cited for the withdrawal is its impact on american workers, but the decision has been met with disapproval from the leaders from some of america's biggest and most high-profile companies. tesla ceo elon musk, who was a part of trump's economic advisory board and manufacturing jobs initiative followed up on his promise announcing that he is leaving those councils, adding, quote, climate change is real. leaving paris is not good for america or the world. and he isn't the only one.
bob iger, chairman and ceo of walt disney, announced he was also resigning from the president's council. in his first ever tweet, lloyd blankfein blasted the move saying today's decision is a setback for the environment and for the u.s.'s leadership position in the world. in the wake of president trump's decision to pull u.s. out of paris climate agreement, leaders from cities and states across the country are taking the fight against climate change into their own hands. nbc news chief and environmental affairs correspondent, anne thompson, has more. >> reporter: climate scientists say the warning signs are everywhere, from montana's shrinking glaciers to australia's bleaching great barrier reef. a trend that could worsen, experts say, now that the us, second largest carbon emitter in the world, plans to pull out of the paris agreement. >> that means record heat, more drought in some places, torrential rains and floods in other places, sea level rising, drowning coastal areas. the world will be a mess.
>> reporter: the department of defense labels climate change a threat multiplier, leading to food and water shortages fueling international conflicts. the president focused on the economy, claiming the paris accord would cost the u.s. $3 trillion in lost economic activity and 6.5 million industrial jobs. >> the president cited a particular study. that's been widely debunked because it makes all sorts of incorrect assumptions about america's role in the paris agreement. >> reporter: under the paris agreement, the u.s. pledged to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 26% by 2025. in 2015, it was almost halfway to that goal. helped by power companies choosing cheaper, cleaner natural gas and renewables instead of polluting coal. the coal industry hopes the president's actions will ignite a renaissance, but this week alone, two coal-fired power plants in new jersey and one in massachusetts closed. many states and cities vow to fight climate change. california launching its own
global coalition with canada and mexico. los angeles is reducing its carbon footprint with the biggest electric vehicle fleet in the country. >> we've made a commitment to get off of colby 2025. >> reporter: and virginia is establishing its own carbon emission standards for power plants. many parts of america opting for cleaner energy sources with or without the president. anne thompson, nbc news, new york. back here in the u.s., officials in wisconsin say one person remains missing after a massive explosion and fire leveled part of a three-story corn milling plant. that left another person dead. the blast happened late wednesday night at the facility in cambria, 40 miles north of the capital madison. officials say 11 other people were hurt when the explosion happened. they added, they do not know what caused the blast and the investigation has been difficult because of the compromised safety of the structure. turning overseas, at least 36 people have died in the philippines in an apparent robbery gone wrong. after a gunman burst into a manila resort firing shots and
setting gambling tables on fire, all victims are believed to have died from suffocation. officials say there is no evidence linking the attack to terrorism. we're live in beijing. janice, what are we hearing about this incident and how are people reacting? tell us more about exactly what happened. >> reporter: manila police say this was a robbery. they say the man walked into the casino, stole gambling chips, shot at a television and then took a bottle of fuel from his backpack, poured it on tables and set them on fire. this, of course, caused panic for anybody who was in the casino or the hotel at the time because they thought it was coming under attack by militants. so, there was a stampede to try to get out. people were injured. some people were jumping from second-floor balconies. but police insist this was not a terrorist attack. they say the man didn't shoot at anybody and did not appear to want to kill anybody. but it was hours after authorities had declared this incident over that they made
this discovery of some three dozen bodies, guests, some hotel employees, who had apparently taken cover, holed up, locked in rooms, thinking the building was being stormed and overrun with militants. most of them apparently died of suffocation, presumably smoke inhalation, from those fires that had been set. now, early speculation had suggested that isis had claimed responsibility. but there was no official claim. there was an unverified message on one of the messaging apps talking about lone wolf soldiers operating in manila. this is all coming at a time when isis militants are trying to gain ground in southern philippines and they're locked in a very bitter fight with the country's military. >> very dangerous situation to watch in that country. >> thank you for clarifying stuff for us there. much appreciate it. still ahead, we'll dig into the top business stories driving the day as the markets look ahead to today's jobs report.
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marocain is, it's a french word for dress fabric crepe. bill karins knew that because he's our "morning joe"/"first look" spelling champion. >> i always spelled it c-a-n-e. let's get to positive news. some really nice stuff will happen this weekend. florida is not one of them. we have a lot of clouds we'll deal with this weekend. not the best beach weekend, any of the florida beaches. we'll have hit and miss showers and storms. the next 48 hours possibility of 2 to 3 inches. we'll give you some timing. it's not just florida either. we have showers and thunderstorms early this morning plaguing us in west portions of texas and along the stationary boundary as we go through the afternoon hours right into saturday they fire up. even into sunday they'll fire up again. storms with heavy rain. again, this time of year we start to worry about lightning. we don't get much in the way of hail when the atmosphere gets warmer or too much damaging
winds. lightning is a big killer in the summertime along the gulf coast, especially in florida. keep in mind, stay indoors when you start to hear the cracks of thunder. the summer feel today is in the middle of the country. it's moving a little bit. we werebit. we were warm in the west, now in the dakotas, 95 in south dakota. so air conditioning weather through about a good three-quarters of the nation. the exception is the great lakes and the northeast. those are the areas seeing low humidity. saturday, 85 in chicago but we have to watch out for thunderstorms. by the time we get to sunday, we're still holding on to the warmth in the middle of the country. weekend forecast looks like a lot of swimming pool and lake weather for much of the nation. >> how do you spell weather phenom, b-i-l-l -- no? the role walmart might be
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expensive. this is of course an entire voluntary, and employees will be paid extra. we don't know where they'd be paid for gas or car depreciation. walmart says it's a great way for dplees to earn extra cash. some say it's just an example of a scheme which benefits the employer more than the employee. back to you yasmin. >> jemaah act man live in london, thank you. we'll have the job numbers on "morning joe." coming up next on "morning joe," more on the fallout of the president's decision to pull the u.s. from the climate agreement. >> the deputy chair of the dnc, congressman keith elson weighs in on the move as his party kicks off a new initiative across the country. "morning joe" is just minutes away. and i just wanted to say,
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putin from the economic forum. he shifted from previous deniers that russia meddled in the election. now he's saying, quote, patriotically minded citizens may have been involved. penn state is expected to discuss new rules to combat under age and dangerous drinking. the fallout over president trump's decision to pull out of the paris climate agreement likely to continue. the european union set to release a statement on behalf of 28 members following yesterday's statement from france, italy and germany. >> that does it for us on this friday morning. i'm yasmin vossoughian alongside louis burgdorf and ayman mohyeldin. "morning joe" starts right now. >> the paris climate accord is simply the latest example of washington entering into an agreement that disadvantages the
united states to the exclusive benefit of other countries, leaving american workers who i love and taxpayers to absorb the cost. the bottom line is the paris accord is very unfair at the highest level to the united states. >> president trump's decision to withdraw the united states from the paris climate agreement. we will have a lot this morning on the major implications and global reaction to yesterday's big rose garden announcement which for some reason featured a marine jazz band. >> what exactly were they celebrating? >> i'm julie mccoy and i'll be your cruise director. good morning. it's friday, june 2nd. with us in washington senior political analyst mark halperin. >> you go to his apartment in new york, there's always one in the corner playing. >> like a