Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore blasted President Trump’s decision Thursday to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement, calling it “a crime against humanity.”
“This admitted predator has now expanded his predatory acts to the entire planet,” Moore tweeted.
“USA to Earth: F— YOU,” the filmmaker added in other tweets. “America First! Earth Last! My name is Michael Moore. I am an American. And I live in a Rogue State.”
Trump announced Thursday that his administration would withdraw from the Paris climate deal, fulfilling a pledge from his 2016 presidential campaign.
“In order to fulfill my solemn duty to protect America and its citizens, the United States will withdraw from the Paris climate accord,” Trump said in remarks from the White House Rose Garden.
“The bottom line is that the Paris accord is very unfair at the highest level to the United States,” he said. “We are getting out, but we will start to negotiate and we will see if we can make a deal that is fair.”
Trump’s move puts the U.S. at odds with nearly 200 other nations that cooperated on the world’s first major agreement aimed at tackling climate change in 2015. The decision is also a major rebuke of former President Barack Obama’s environmental agenda after he led global negotiations on the non-binding pact.
The agreement consisted of individual greenhouse gas limits that each signatory nation determined for themselves.
Obama pledged that the U.S., currently the No. 2 emitter worldwide, would cut greenhouse gas emissions 26 to 28 percent by 2025.