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05/29/2017 11:59 am ET Updated May 30, 2017

Jared Kushner Probably Isn't Going To Save The Paris Climate Deal

So much for that moderating force.

If you thought Jared Kushner and wife Ivanka Trump were the best hope for preserving United States’ participation in the Paris climate agreement, sorry.

There’s been lots of talk that President Donald Trump’s daughter and son-in-law would emerge as primary advocates for maintaining the U.S. commitment to the global agreement on addressing climate change. But not much public evidence has surfaced supporting that case. And in Monday’s lengthy New York Times piece about Kushner’s role in the White House, there’s this:

Mr. Kushner appears to be modifying his centrist stances. Instead of urging the president to keep the United States in the Paris climate accord, as he sought to months ago, he has come to believe the standards in the agreement need to be changed, a person close to him said.

Trump has delayed a decision on the Paris agreement. On Saturday he tweeted that he would make a final determination next week ― after he butted heads with European leaders over climate change last week at the G7 meeting of major industrialized democracies.

 

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