Trump fiddles while California burns

The U.S. leaves the Paris accord in a cloud of hubris and wildfire smoke

President Trump.
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President Trump is an awful president even when he isn't committing high crimes and misdemeanors.

We were reminded of that truth Monday, when his administration notified the international community that the United States is officially withdrawing from the Paris climate accord. The decision is entirely Trump's to make. There is no abuse of power, no illegal quid pro quo, no undermining of democracy involved. Leaving the accord is simply a terrible, selfish decision.

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