Chris Wallace: Nat’l Security People Say Pulling out of Climate Deal Creates a ‘Nat’l Security’ or Leadership Void
WALLACE: "Everybody agrees that this agreement isn’t perfect and isn’t by itself going to save the economy or the environment. But there are some people, the supporters of the agreement that believe that it’s an important first step, it’s the first time you’ve gotten countries like China and India, major polluters on board, agreeing to some limits on their carbon emissions. And John Roberts was just talking about, ‘Well, we can negotiate another deal.’ This took years and 195 nations agreeing to it. The chances that now, because Donald Trump came in, agreed to renegotiate it, are very slim. In fact, interestingly enough, president Xi of China just talked with Angela Merkel, the chancellor of Germany and talked about how they have to work together to defend this agreement. I think a lot of people and a lot of national security people are going to say this is going to create a national security void, a leadership void and you’ll see countries like China and our European allies, that aren’t quite so friendly as they were after last week, banding together against the White House and against this president when it comes to climate change."