This is bad. On Thursday, President Trump announced his administration’s intent to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, which is a “non-binding” agreement that dictates that signatory countries work together to cut carbon emissions according to standards that each respective country is responsible for producing on their own.
A Fox News host has now revealed that the morning before making that announcement, President Trump called her to consult about it, because of course he did. Our President has long shown himself to be an adherent of the Fox News way of thinking about things, so it’s only natural that one of the last people he consulted before making his decision on the Paris Accord official was a Fox News host.
Kimberly Guilfoyle, who co-hosts the Fox News program “The Five,” revealed that she’d received this phone call from the President on the Thursday edition of her show. She came across as though she really got a kick out of it too.
The context for her revelation that she’d spoken to the President is her commentary about what she thinks of the President’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord.
She said: “I think he did the brave and courageous thing, and in fact, I told him that this morning at 8 AM when he called.”
Guilfoyle continued for a bit after saying this but one of her co-hosts, Greg Gutfield, unsurprisingly cut her off to make sure that he’d just heard correctly that Guilfoyle had received a call from the President at 8 AM on a Thursday morning.
Guilfoyle says that Trump acknowleged to her in their phone call that “there would be people upset and disappointed” by his decision to pull out of the Paris Accord, but he would “do his best to explain” why pulling out is a good thing in his estimation.
No matter how much explaining that Trump does, there’s no getting out of the fact that the United States going back on its commitments to cut greenhouse gas emissions under the Paris Agreement could put millions of tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
Guilfoyle has long been rumored to be on her way to replacing Sean Spicer as White House Press Secretary, but there’s no official indication of such yet.
Watch the video of the Thursday The Five segment where Guilfoyle speaks of her conversation with the President below.
WATCH: Kimberly Guilfoyle says Trump called her this morning to seek her advice on the Paris agreement among other policy matters. pic.twitter.com/sZn4GwV0wH
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