It appears Michael Bloomberg is officially going rogue. Shortly after President Trump’s wise decision to pull out of the Paris Climate Change Agreement, the billionaire announced his personal gameplan to fight the President’s wishes. Not only will Bloomberg donate $15 million over the next two years to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, but he’s also forming a coalition to battle the White House moving forward.
“Americans will honor and fulfill the Paris Agreement by leading from the bottom up — and there isn’t anything Washington can do to stop us,” said the former New York City mayor, who now serves as the U.N.’s special envoy on climate change.
“Mayors, governors, and business leaders from both political parties are signing [on to] a statement of support that we will submit to the U.N.,” continued Bloomberg, “and together, we will reach the emission reduction goals the U.S. made in Paris in 2015.”
Bloomberg may think he’s being charitable, but President Trump’s proposed budget includes cuts to international climate programs for a reason. Unlike Bloomberg and his cohorts, our Commander-In-Chief is choosing to put America first, ditching what he calls “a massive redistribution of United States wealth to other countries.”
While Bloomberg is worried about distributing wealth outside of the United States, what happens to the poor and jobless at home? This is what our President has been fighting to make clear:
It is time for America to be America’s first priority.
(via: Liberty Writers)