While debating with Democratic rival Joe Biden, US president Donald Trump commented on the air quality of India, China, and Russia. There was a debate on the issue of climate change in the second and final presidential debate, Trump said that the air quality of these countries are filthy and seems to be careless about the quality of their air, while America is taking care of its air quality.
But as usual, Trump once again seems to fail in the use of the appropriate word for India and its air. He said that Look at India, its filthy, and the air is filthy. Trump said that “Look at China. How filthy it is. Look at Russia. Look at India, it’s filthy. The air is filthy,” Trump continued and said that the US has the best carbon emissions in 35 years. “We have the cleanest air, the cleanest water, and the best carbon emissions”.
On the part of India, the country was not expecting this kind of attacking words from US President Trump. Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi participated in the Namaste Trump event held in Ahmedabad earlier this year.
US President also commented on his move of withdrawal from Paris Accord. He said that he took America out of Paris Accord only because the accord was “so unfair”. He said that he took out the trillions of dollars from Paris Accord because they were treated very unfairly. He also added that he was not willing to sacrifice millions of jobs and thousands of companies due to policy which was mentioned in Paris accord.
He said that he “took us out” of the Paris Accord because it was “so unfair”. “I walked out of the Paris Accord as we had to take out trillions of dollars and we were treated very unfairly. I will not sacrifice millions of jobs… thousands of companies because of the Paris Accord. It is very unfair.
Withdrawal from Paris Accord
Last year in November, the United States of America had formally notified United Nations about their withdrawal from Paris Climate Accord 2015. Paris Climate accord is a global agreement that brought 188 countries including India together to fight against global warming. Barack Obama, ex-US president and Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi played quite a crucial role in this accord. This agreement was adopted at the United Nations Climate conference “COP 21” which was held at the capital of France in 2015. This accord aimed to reduce hazardous greenhouse gas emissions.
Meanwhile, it is important to note that Donald Trump announced his decision to withdraw from this accord on the first of June, 2017 but this process of withdrawal took more than 2 years. It only gets started after the US filed a formal notification in 2019 and the US informed that they will be out of the pact on November 4, 2020.
Vaccines are ready for the combat against COVID-19
The second Presidential debate between Trump and Biden was not only limited to climate change issues. The debate between them also included COVID-19, the economy in pandemic, racism, police brutality, foreign policy, and healthcare. The surprising element of this debate was that this debate was more peaceful, disciplined, and substantive unlike the previous one.
Trump said that he is going to announce the COVID-19 vaccine within a few weeks. He said that the COVID-19 vaccine is ready and we are ready to combat this deadly virus that has killed over 223,000 Americans.
Before the start of the debate, organizers informed both Trump and Biden that they would be allowed two uninterrupted minutes to respond to each segment. This brought more structure to this debate. However, there were moments when the debate went off course, which was brought back by moderator Kristen Welker of NBC News.
The United States of America will vote on 3rd November to elect its President. According to the University of Florida’s US Election Project, around 35 million people have already cast their ballots, more than a fourth of the total 2016 vote.