45 is exactly the idiotic, selfish, and thoughtless leader that we all knew him to be and his withdrawal from the Paris agreement just confirms that. However, all is not lost and indeed history will show this to be another straw that destroys the GOP and 45 and awakens the world to protect our planet! His stupid move caused a huge rift between him and a group that has been tentatively on his side (or at least unwilling to take a big enough stand against him) — rich corporations. First, Elon Musk is severing ties with the 45s administration over the decision. Then, Bob Iger, the chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company is resigning from the advisory council on policy over 45’s withdrawal . And finally, other giant companies have stated that they will continue to support the agreement and are disappointed with the decision.
There are also reasons to think that this may be good for the Paris agreement itself and the fate of the environment. It is already leading other countries to double down so they can be the leaders in this. For example, China and EU responded with new climate alliance — Beijing and Brussels to accelerate joint efforts to reduce global carbon emissions. Cities are also coming out and saying that they remain committed. 45 said “I was elected to represent Pittsburgh, not Paris”. to which Pittsburgh responded “ Uh, we’re with Paris.” States are fighting against this — The governors of New York, California and Washington quickly announced the formation of an alliance of US states to follow the Paris Accords. This represents over one-fifth of the US economy, and it is only the beginning of many more states prepared to join. And mayors from all over America are committing their allegiance to the Paris agreement. The Resistance is reinvigorated! Protesters who support the Paris agreement flocked to the White House gates Thursday evening to demonstrate against President Trump’s decision to pull out of the climate change pact and more protests are planned all over the country for this weekend. A coalition so new it has’t even been named of representatives of American cities, states and companies are preparing to submit a plan to the United Nations pledging to meet the United States’ greenhouse gas emissions targets under the Paris climate accord
It is also bad news for 45 and the Republicans in 2018. Polling from just this week shows that 71 percent support the Paris deal, including 57 percent of Republicans! And those numbers will only go up as this news sinks in and more people learn of what this really means. Furthermore, this won’t just hurt 45 but the other Republicans in congress who pushed him to do this. California was already a hotspot for regaining control of the house and this will just push us closed to doing that!
Good News from the UK gives us a lesson of what happens to far-right populist movements when their fondest dreams come true: they fall apart. A year after achieving its most sacred ambition, the party long led by 45’s favorite European politician, Nigel Farage, is in disarray, scarred by prominent defections and by vicious feuding — some of it physical — among its remaining members. An election on June 8 in which the party’s share of the vote is expected to crater may be UKIP’s death blow.
Russia investigation still heating up, still providing bombshell after bombshell. It looks like Congress is investigating another possible Sessions-Kislyak meeting (unreported by Sessions). It looks like that racist POS may go down with this corruption boat which is GREAT news. Other GREAT news on that front: Comey will testify before the Senate intelligence committee June 8 and is expected to address his private conversations with Trump, where Trump reportedly asked him to kill his investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn. Obstruction of Justice, anyone? Congress has long agreed that OoJ is Impeachable. Let’s do this! Oh, and 45’s good buddy Nigel Farage is now a ‘person of interest’ in FBI investigation into 45 and Russia. The WHs flimsy story is already falling apart — Explanations for Kushner’s meeting with head of Kremlin-linked bank don’t match up