Mumbai: United States President Donald Trump on Tuesday claimed India, China and Russia were not doing enough to clean up their smokestacks and industrial plants. He alleged that the garbage dropped by these countries into seas floats into Los Angeles in the US.
During the speech at Economic Club of New York he said, “We have a relatively small piece of land – the United States, And you compare that to some of the other countries like China, like India, like Russia, like many other countries that absolutely are doing absolutely nothing to clean up their smokestacks and clean up all of their plants and all of the garbage that they’re dropping in sea and that floats into Los Angeles, along with other problems that Los Angeles has, by the way. Isn’t amazing it ends up in Los Angeles? Oh, what a mess that is.”
In a report, the Ocean Conservancy noted that China, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam had been dumping more plastic in the sea than all other countries put together.
He also says himself as an environmentalist and states the climate change as ” Very complex issue “.He said, “I consider myself to be, in many ways, an environmentalist, believe it or not.”
“When I build buildings, I did the best environmental impact statements,” the president claimed. “I was – you know, I know the game better than anybody.”
He said the US pulled out of the Paris climate agreement as it was a “one-sided, horrible, horrible, economically unfair one. The horrible Paris Climate Accord killed American jobs and shielded foreign polluters, It was a disaster for this country.” Trump alleged.
In 2017, Trump had announced that the US would pull out from the pact saying that it would have been “a disaster for our country”. The president claimed that countries like China and India, which were leading polluters, were getting away with a deal that was partial to them. His decision drew criticism from many world leaders. The formal process of pulling out began on November 4 this year.
“…Trillions and trillions of dollars of destruction would have been done to our country with the Paris Climate Accord,” Trump added. “And it is so unfair. It doesn’t kick in for China until 2030. Russia goes back into the 1990s, where the base year was the dirtiest year ever in the world. India, we are supposed to pay them money because they are a developing nation.” He claimed the US was a developing nation too amidst laughter from the audience.
He concludes by saying, “I want the cleanest air on the planet and I want to have I have to have clean air-water,” and even people who don’t like him have no option but to vote for him.