Conway dodges questions on whether Trump believes climate change is a hoax

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" You should ask him that", Conway said, "and I hope you have your chance".

"This is a president who is unafraid to listen to many ideas across the spectrum, and this was a great example of that". "He's received awards as a businessman in that regard".

"This was a very poorly negotiated, bad deal, from the beginning". "I can get back to you". "They said that this will have a statistically insignificant impact in a positive way on carbon emissions, and it let China and India off without having to compel their behavior in such a dramatic way", she said. But a series of top Trump aides have dodged, spun and obfuscated when asked whether the President believes climate change is happening.

"Honestly, I haven't asked him that", Spicer said.

Scott Pruitt, Trump's administrator at the Environmental Protection Agency, said Thursday on CNN that the debate over the Paris agreement is "not about whether climate change is occurring or not". In October 2015, when Trump was the front-runner for the GOP nomination, he tweeted: "It's really cold outside, they are calling it a major freeze, weeks ahead of normal".

Fortune asked the White House whether the president believes global warming is a hoax and will update this post if we receive a response.

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In the Rose Garden on Thursday, Trump and members of his administration pitched the decision to leave the Paris agreement as an economic one and did not dwell on the environmental implications. The two officials peppered reporters with reasons the Paris agreement would hurt USA industry but were unable to answer environment-related questions.

Trump, long before he was president, said that climate change was a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese.

"He's historical, they're hysterical", she said, adding that the left is trying to stop the president from creating more jobs.

The veteran pollster and Trump campaign manager explained that she'd sometimes be concerned that Clinton would eventually "wake up" and think that "today is the day I'm actually going to have a message". I was not with the president on his trip.

The official then added, with a tinge of annoyance: "Can we stay on topic, please?"

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