Jimmy Kimmel Lays Out the Catastrophe of Trump's Paris Agreement Withdrawal in Terms Even the President Should Understand
As predicted, President Trump pulled out of the Paris climate accord on Thursday, fulfilling a major campaign promise and angering much of the world.
“It made sense that he did it from the Rose Garden, while we still have roses and gardens," opened late-night host Jimmy Kimmel, hours after Trump's formal announcement.
Kimmel has long been dissatisfied with the Trump administration's disregard for the planet. In January, the host called Trump's Environmental Protection Agency head a "piece of sh*t" for blocking protections for America's waterways.
"I really hope that when the icecaps melt, it ruins every rug at Mar-a-Lago first," Kimmel added Thursday. "I know that's harsh, but it's just how I feel."
He also pointed out that it's not just environmentalists who back the Paris agreement.
"Exxon Mobil lobbied for us to stay in it. Shell wanted us in it. Walmart supported it. Because apparently these big companies ran the numbers and it turns out if climate change destroys human life on Earth, it could be bad for business," he quipped.
In pulling out of the Paris Agreement, the Trump administration is in opposition to nearly 200 countries that signed the agreement.
"The only two countries who are not part of the Paris accord, besides us, are Nicaragua and Syria," deadpanned Kimmel. "And they're doing great."