Jimmy Kimmel skewers Trump for his controversial decision to leave Paris climate agreement

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On Thursday, President Donald Trump announced that he will pull the United States out of the Paris Agreement on climate change, and Jimmy Kimmel didn’t waste any time giving his thoughts on the controversial move. 

Opening Thursday night’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” the host did a hilarious take on Trump’s remarks, which took place at the White House’s Rose Garden.

“It made sense he did it from the Rose Garden while we still have roses and gardens,” Kimmel said. 

The announcement by Trump led to business titans Elon Musk and Disney CEO Bob Iger announcing that they would be resigning from Trump’s advisory council. Many major corporations like Exxon, Shell, and Walmart had urged Trump to keep the US in the Paris accord.

“Apparently these big companies ran the numbers. It turns out if climate change destroys human life on earth, it could be bad for business.”

Kimmel also played a clip of Trump’s announcement, in which suddenly behind Trump a person dressed as the devil appears to show his approval. It was a clever bit of editing by the “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” team. 

After the clip ended, Kimmel said, “He does have some support.”

Watch Kimmel address Trump’s exit from the Paris Agreement below:


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