US President Donald Trump on Wednesday blamed big economies India, China and Russia for climate change stating that these countries do not have any sense of cleanliness and pollution. He further claimed that the United States has one of the “cleanest climates” in the world.
Trump made the remarks in an interview to British channel ITV when he was asked about his meeting with UK monarch Prince Charles.
“We (He and Prince Charles) were gonna have a 15-minute chat… and it turned out to be an hour and a half…he did most of the talking. He is really into climate change,” he told the interviewer.
“I did say that the United States is among the cleanest climates there are based on all statistics and it is even getting better,” he claimed.
“China, India, Russia, many other nations, they have not very good air, not very good water, and the sense of pollution and cleanliness,” Trump further said.
Donald Trump on Monday met Queen Elizabeth II and attended a lavish banquet as he kicked off his three-day visit to Britain.
Both Trump and the 93-year-old sovereign praised the common bond between Britain and the United States.
Trump’s visit was centred on the 75th anniversary of D-Day and the liberation of Europe in World War II.
On Wednesday, world leaders, including Donald Trump, joined Queen Elizabeth II for the official commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings at Portsmouth.
On Thursday, memorial services are planned to mark the 75 years since the D-Day landings. Troops from the UK, the US, Canada and France attacked German forces on the coast of northern France on June 6, 1944. It was the largest military naval, air and land operation and marked the start of the campaign to liberate Nazi-occupied north-west Europe.
Earlier, last year, Trump had blamed India and China for his decision to withdraw from the historic Paris climate accord, saying the agreement was unfair as it would have made the US pay for nations which benefited the most from the deal.
Trump in June last year announced his decision to withdraw from the Paris deal, saying the accord would have cost America trillions of dollars, killed jobs, and hindered the oil, gas, coal and manufacturing industries.
(With agency inputs)