Following Donald Trump’s decision to exit the Paris Climate Change Agreement, Robert Reich took to Twitter to deliver a message of hope to the world amidst rising frustrations surrounding the recent decision.
Reich, former Secretary of Labor under the Clinton administration, has been critical of the Trump, describing Trump as an authoritarian and also accusing him of condoning violence. After Trump made the decision Thursday to remove the U.S. from the Paris Climate Deal, Reich took to twitter to drops some words of optimism and what seems to be an apology to the world for the president’s course of actions.
“We apologize. We understand our responsibilities as human beings who share this planet with you,” Reich tweeted. “Donald Trump doesn’t reflect the views of most Americans. Most of us didn’t even vote for him.”
“We are doing everything we possibly can to remove him from office as soon as legally possible,” he added.
A short message to the rest of the world: pic.twitter.com/jTtffamRHH
— Robert Reich (@RBReich) June 1, 2017
After Trump’s decision, the United States will join Nicaragua and Syria as the only countries on the planet to not sign onto the Paris accords. Trump withdrew from the agreement despite week-long pressure from world leaders at the NATO and G7 summits last week, and from pressure within his own administration, as both Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Tesla CEO Elon Musk both support the agreement.
However, despite Trump’s insistence that the Paris agreement will not be honored under his administration, the terms of the agreement stipulate that U.S. withdrawal can’t officially happen until November of 2019 — just one year prior to the next presidential election.