Mike Pence Defends Trump’s Paris Decision – Twitter Immediately Humiliates Him

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On Thursday, President Trump announced that he was pulling the United States out of the Paris Agreement. Shortly after this declaration, Vice President Mike Pence posted a string of messages on Twitter defending his boss’ decision.

First, Pence argued that by leaving the agreement, Trump was doing his best to follow through with his campaign promises.

‘Since the first day of this administration, @POTUS has been working tirelessly to keep the promises that he made to the American people.’

It’s true: Trump did promise to pull the U.S. out of the agreement if elected. However, it’s not clear how many people actually wanted him to carry out that promise.

Pence followed the above message up with a video of the address he delivered in response to Trump’s actions, accompanied by the following caption:

‘By his action today, @POTUS Donald Trump is choosing to put the forgotten men and women of America first.’

He also shared a video from the White House calling the Paris Agreement a “bad deal for America.”

 ‘The Paris Accord is a bad deal for Americans, and @POTUS’ action today is keeping his promise to put American workers first.’

It didn’t take long for Pence’s followers –the very people he claimed Trump was protecting when he opted out of the agreement — to let him know exactly how they feel about this decision.

Plenty of commenters lamented the fact that the U.S. is now going to be left behind as the rest of the world works towards combatting climate change.

Several others pointed out something Trump’s administration can’t seem to wrap their heads around: economic growth, which they claim will come from removing climate regulations, ceaces to matter if the damage done to the Earth makes it uninhabitable.

Another commenter reminded Pence about the number of potential jobs that could be created if the U.S. were to focus on renewable energy.

Meanwhile, quite a few people also made it clear that they are not happy about the promises Trump is fulfilling.

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Trump and Pence might be celebrating the decision to take the U.S. out of the Paris Agreement, but the rest of the country — and much of the world, surely — is obviously less than thrilled.

Featured image via Cheriss May/NurPhoto via Getty Images.