President Trump announced Thursday that he will pull the U.S. out of the Paris climate deal, despite concerns from top CEOs and international leaders.
Trump’s decision is considered by some a win for Republicans and pulls the U.S.-- the second-largest producer of carbon dioxide -- out of a nearly 200-nation agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions.
CEOs from Apple, Facebook, and Google all urged President Trump to support the Paris agreement.
The move did not necessarily come as a surprise-- reports on Wednesday indicated Trump intended to leave the agreement.
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