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Wikipedia : 2019 El Paso shooting

 

A mass shooting occurred at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, United States, on the morning of August 3, 2019.

 

A lone gunman killed 22 people and injured 24 others.[2][3][4][5][6]

 

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is investigating the shooting as an act of domestic terrorism and a possible hate crime.[7][8]

 

Patrick Wood Crusius, age 21, was arrested shortly after the shooting began and was charged with capital murder.[9]

 

Police believe that the suspect published a white nationalist, anti-immigrant manifesto on the website 8chan immediately before the attack.

 

The post cites inspiration from the Christchurch mosque shootings and refers to the white genocide conspiracy theory.[10][11][12][13]

 

With 22 fatalities, it was the third-deadliest mass shooting in Texas history, and the seventh-deadliest in modern U.S. history.

 

At the time of the shooting, it was also the deadliest mass shooting in the United States in 2019, and the deadliest in the United States since the Sutherland Springs church shooting in Texas on November 5, 2017.[14]

 

2019 El Paso shooting
Patrick Crusius Video Surveillance Shooting.png
Surveillance video of the gunman entering the Walmart
Location 7101 Gateway West Blvd.
El Paso, Texas, United States
Coordinates 31.7771°N 106.3843°WCoordinates: 31.7771°N 106.3843°W
Date August 3, 2019
10:39 a.m. (MDT UTC−06:00)
Target Hispanic and Latino Walmart customers
Attack type
Mass shooting
Weapons WASR-10
Deaths 22
Injuries
24
Suspected perpetrator
Patrick Wood Crusius
Motive Anti-immigration,[1] Hispanophobia[1]

 

 

 

Reported Shooting : El Paso, Walmart : Reported perpetrator : Patrick Crusius

 

Wikipedia : Suspect

 

Patrick Wood Crusius was arrested shortly after the shooting started, and was charged with capital murder.[4][9][28]

 

Crusius, a 21-year-old white man, was last known to have lived in his family's home in Allen, Texas,[21][26][29] around 650 miles (1,050 km) from El Paso.[30]

 

He graduated in 2017 from Plano Senior High School and was enrolled in Collin College from 2017 until spring 2019.[30]

 

According to Bellingcat, the suspect's Twitter account portrayed a "relatively normal Trump-supporting Republican" up to April 2017, when the account stopped posting.[31][32]

 

The police confirmed that the shooter bought the gun used in the attack legally, but provided no details about the purchase.[33]

 

Two law enforcement officers told ABC News that after Crusius was taken into custody, he told investigators that he wanted to shoot as many Mexicans as possible.[34]

 

Manifesto

 

Police are "reasonably confident"[10] that a white nationalist manifesto, published 27 minutes[4] prior to the shooting on the website 8chan's /pol/ board and titled The Inconvenient Truth, is linked to the suspect.

 

It expresses support for and inspiration by the Christchurch mosque shootings, along with worry about a "Hispanic invasion", automation, large corporations, and environmental degradation.[31][36][11]

 

The manifesto said both Democratic and Republican politicians are "either complacent or involved" in the "takeover of the United States government by unchecked corporations."[32] 8chan moderators quickly removed the original post, though users continued spreading links to the manifesto.[31]

 

The manifesto promotes the white nationalist right-wing conspiracy theory of The Great Replacement.[37]

 

The New York Times characterized it as racially extremist, noting the passage: "Hispanics will take control of the local and state government of my beloved Texas, changing policy to better suit their needs."

 

It stated that Hispanics and their miscegenation with whites would cause the loss of purity of race, and criticizes strict gun control laws in Europe, arguing these would make them unable to "repel" immigrants.[13]

 

It criticizes the Democratic Party and Republican Party, but stated that "at least with Republicans, the process of mass immigration and citizenship can be greatly reduced."[38]

 

It warns "heavy Hispanic population in Texas will make us a Democrat stronghold".[21]

 

It also states that the Democratic Party's appeal to an increasing number of Hispanics in the country would ultimately ensure Democratic Party dominance in the United States, a theory that has been promoted on right-wing radio shows.[37]

 

According to the document, the attack was meant to provide an "incentive" for Hispanics to "return to their home countries", thus dissolving "the Hispanic voting bloc" in the United States.[38]

 

Some politicians and El Paso Police Chief Greg Allen mentioned the manifesto in updates with media outlets and press conferences in the early aftermath.[22][39]

 

While the police have not confirmed its authenticity, the manifesto was posted to 8chan before the first public reports of the shooting and identifies the type of weapon used in the attack; the suspect's name was revealed in a separate document in the original 8chan post.[31]

 

 

"In general, I support the Christchurch shooter and his manifesto. This attack is a response to the Hispanic invasion of Texas. They are the instigators, not me. I am simply defending my country from cultural and ethnic replacement brought on by an invasion."

—Introduction of the manifesto, titled The Inconvenient Truth[35]

 

 

 

Patrick Wood Crusius Arrest Warrant : Date of Birth : July 27, 1998

 

Source : Washington Post : El Paso suspect said he was targeting ‘Mexicans,’ told officers he was the shooter, police say

 

Law enforcement officials responding to the scene on Saturday spotted a car stopped at an intersection not far from the Walmart, an El Paso police detective wrote in an arrest warrant affidavit obtained by The Washington Post. They then saw a man — identified as Patrick Crusius, the 21-year-old charged with capital murder in the case — get out of the car with his hands in the air, the affidavit said.

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Patrick Wood Crusius Arrest Warrant : PDF

 

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Reported Shooting : El Paso, Walmart :

 

Reported Perpetrator : Patrick Crusius

 

Reported Manifesto :

 

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Link to PDF file : Patrick Crusius Manifesto ( PDF )

 

Link to text file : Patrick Crusius Manifesto ( TXT )

 

The Inconvenient Truth

About Me

In general, I support the Christchurch shooter and his manifesto.  This attack is a response to the Hispanic invasion of Texas.  They are the instigators, not me.  I am simply defending my country from cultural and ethnic replacement brought on by an invasion.  Some people will think this statement is hypocritical because of the nearly complete ethnic and cultural destruction brought to the Native Americans by our European ancestors, but this just reinforces my point. The natives didn't take the invasion of Europeans seriously, and now what's left is just a shadow of what was.  My motives for this. attack are not at all personal.  Actually the Hispanic community was not my target before I read The Great Replacement.  This manifesto will cover the political and economic reasons behind the attack, my gear, my expectations of what response this will generate and my personal motivations and thoughts.


Political Reasons

In short, America is rotting from the inside out, and peaceful means to stop this seem to be nearly impossible.  The inconvenient truth is that our leaders, both Democrat AND Republican, have been falling us for decades.  They are either complacent or involved in one of the biggest betrayals of the American public in our history.  The takeover of the United States government by unchecked corporations.  I could write a ten page essay on all the damage these corporations have caused, but here is what is important.  Due to the death of the baby boomers, the increasingly anti-immigrant rhetoric of the right and the ever increasing Hispanic population, America will soon become a one party-state.  The Democrat party will own America and they know it.  They have already begun the transition by pandering heavily to the Hispanic voting bloc in the 1st Democratic Debate.  They intend to use open borders, free healthcare for illegals, citizenship and more to enact a political coup by importing and then legalizing millions of new voters.  With policies like these, the Hispanic support for Democrats will likely become nearly unanimous in the future.  The heavy Hispanic population in Texas will make it a Democratic stronghold.  Losing Texas and a few other states with heavy Hispanic population to the Democrats is all it would take for them to win nearly every presidential election.  Although the Republican Party is also terrible.  Many factions within the Republican Party are Pro- corporation = pro-immigration.  But some factions within the Republican Party don't prioritize corporations over our future.  So the Democrats are nearly unanimous with their support of immigration while the Republicans are divided over it.  At least with Republicans, the process of mass immigration and citizenship can be greatly reduced.


Economic Reasons

In short, immigration can only be detrimental to the future of America.  Continued immigration will make one of the biggest issues of our time, automation, so much worse.  Some sources say that in under two decades, half of American jobs will be lost to it.  Of course some people will be retrained, but most will not.  So it makes no sense to keep on letting millions of illegal or legal immigrants flood into the United States, and to keep the tens of millions that are already here.  Invaders will also have close to the highest birthrate of all ethnicities in America.  In the near future, America will have to initiate a basic universal income to prevent widespread poverty and civil unrest as people lose their jobs, Joblessness in itself is a source of civil unrest.  The less dependents on a government welfare system, the better.  The lower the unemployment rate, the better.  Achieving ambitions (sic) social projects like universal healthcare and UBI would become far more likely to succeed if tens of millions of dependents are removed.

Even though new migrants do the dirty work, their kids typically don't.  They want to live the American Dream which is why they get college degrees and fill higher-paying skilled positions.  This is why corporations lobby for even more illegal immigration even after decades of it of happening.  They need to keep replenishing the low-skilled labor pool.  Even as migrant children flood unskilled jobs, Corporations make that worse by lobbying for even more work visas.  to be issued for skilled foreign workers to come here.  Recently, the senate under a REPUBLICAN administration has greatly increased the number of foreign workers that will take American jobs.  Remember that both Democrats and Republicans support immigration and work visas.  Corporations need to keep replenishing the labor pool for both skilled and unskilled jobs to keep wages down.  So Automation is a good thing as it will eliminate the need for new migrants to fill unskilled jobs, Jobs that Americans can't survive on anyway.  Automation can and would replace millions of low-skilled jobs if immigrants were deported.  This source of competition for skilled labor from immigrants and visa holders around the world has made a very difficult situation even worse for natives as they compete in the skilled job market.  To compete, people have to get better credentials by spending more time in college.  It used to be that a high school degree was worth something.  Now a bachelor's degree is what's recommended to be competitive in the job market.  The cost of college degrees has exploded as their value has plummeted.  This has led to a generation of indebted, overqualified students filing menial, low paying and unfulfilling jobs.  Of course these migrants and their children have contributed to the problem, but are not the sole cause of it.

The American lifestyle affords our citizens an incredible quality of life.  However, our lifestyle is destroying the environment of our country.  The decimation of the environment is creating a massive burden for future generations.  Corporations are heading the destruction of our environment by shamelessly overharvesting resources.  This has been a problem for decades.  For example, this phenomenon is brilliantly portrayed in the decades old classic “The Lorax”.  Water sheds around the country, especially in agricultural areas, are being depleted.  Fresh water is being polluted from farming and oil drilling operations.  Consumer culture is creating thousands of tons of unnecessary plastic waste and electronic waste, and recycling to help slow this down is almost non-existent.  Urban sprawl creates inefficient cities which unnecessarily destroys millions of acres of land.  We even use god knows bow many trees worth of paper towels just [to] wipe water off our hands.  Everything I have seen and heard in my short life has led me to believe that the average American isn't willing to change their lifestyle, even if the changes only cause a slight inconvenience.  The government is unwilling to tackle those issues beyond empty promises since they are owned by corporations.  Corporations that also like immigration because more people means a bigger market for their products.  I just want to say that I love the people of this country, but god damn most of y'all are just too stubborn to change your lifestyle.  So the next logical step is to decrease the number of people in America using resources.  If we can get rid of enough people, then our way of life can become more sustainable.


Gear

Main gun: AK47 (WASR 10) - I realized pretty quickly that this isn’t a great choice since it's the civilian version of the ak47.  It's not designed to shoot rounds quickly, so it overheats massively after about 100 shots fired in quick succession.  I'll have to use a heat-resistant glove to get around this.

8m3 bullet: This bullet, unlike pretty much any other 7.62x39 bullet, actually fragments like a pistol hollow point when shot out of an ak47 at the cost of penetration.  Penetration is still reasonable, but not nearly as high as a normal ak47 bullet.  The ak47 is definitely a bad choice without this bullet design, and may still be with it.

Other gun (if I get one): Ar15 - Pretty much any variation of this gun doesn’t heat up nearly as fast as the AK47.  The round of this gun isn’t designed to fragment, but instead tumbles inside a target causing lethal wounding.  This gun is probably better, but I wanted to explore different options.  The ar15 is probably the best gun for military applications but this isn’t a military application.

This will be a test of which is more lethal, either it's fragmentation or tumbling.

I didn’t spend much time at all preparing for this attack.  Maybe a month, probably less, I have [to] do this before I lose my nerve.  I figured that an under-prepared attack and a meh manifesto is better than no attack and no manifesto.


Reaction

Statistically, millions of migrants have returned to their home countries to reunite with the family they lost contact with when they moved to America.  They come here as economic immigrants, not for asylum reasons.  This is an encouraging sign that the Hispanic population is willing to return to their home countries if given the right incentive.  An incentive that myself and many other patriotic Americans will provide.  This will remove the threat of the Hispanic voting bloc which will make up for the loss of millions of baby boomers.  This will also make the elites that run corporations realize that it’s not in their interest to continue piss off Americans.  Corporate America doesn’t need to be destroyed, but just shown that they are on the wrong side of history.  That if they don’t bend, they will break.


Personal Reasons and Thoughts

My whole life I have been preparing for a future that currently doesn’t exist.  The job of my dreams will likely be automated.  Hispanics will take control of the local and state government of my beloved Texas, changing policy to better suit their needs.  They will turn Texas into an instrument of a political coup which will hasten the destruction of our country. The environment is getting worse by the year.  If you take nothing else from this document, remember this: INACTION IS A CHOICE.  I can no longer bear the shame of inaction knowing that our founding fathers have endowed me with the rights needed to save our country from the brink [of] destruction.  Our European comrades don't have the gun rights needed to repel the millions of invaders that plague their country.  They have no choice but to sit by and watch their countries burn.

America can only be destroyed from the inside-out.  If our country fails, it will be the fault of traitors.  This is why I see my actions as faultless.  Because this isn’t an act of imperialism but an act of preservation.  America is full of hypocrites who will blast my actions as the sole result of racism and hatred of other countries, despite the extensive evidence of all the problems these invaders cause and will cause.  People who are hypocrites because they support imperialistic wars that have caused the loss of tens of thousands of American lives and untold numbers of civilian lives.  The argument that mass murder is okay when it is state sanctioned is absurd.  Our government has killed a whole lot more people for a whole lot less.

Even if other non-immigrant targets would have a greater impact, I can't bring myself to kill my fellow Americans.  Even the Americans that seem hell-bent on destroying our country. Even if they are shameless race mixers, massive polluters, haters of our collective values, etc.  One day they will see [the] error of their ways.  Either when American patriots fail to reform our country and it collapses or when we save it.  But they will see the error of their ways.  I promise y'all that,

I am against race mixing because it destroys genetic diversity and creates identity problems.  Also because it's completely unnecessary and selfish.  2nd and 3rd generation Hispanics form interracial unions at much higher rates than average.  Yet another reason to send them back.  Cultural and racial diversity is largely temporary.  Cultural diversity diminishes as stronger and/or more appealing cultures overtake weaker and/or undesirable ones.  Racial diversity will disappear as ether race mixing or genocide will take place.  But the idea of deporting or murdering all non-white Americans is horrific.  Many have been here at least as long as the whites, and have dome as much to build our country.  The best solution to this for now would be to divide America into a confederacy of territories with at least 1 territory for each race.  This physical separation would nearly eliminate race mixing and improve social unity by granting each race self-determination within their respective territory(s).

My death is likely inevitable.  If I'm not killed by the police, then I'll probably be gunned down by one of the invaders.  Capture in this case is far worse than dying during the shooting because Ill get the death penalty anyway.  Worse still is that I would live knowing that my family despises me.  This is why I'm not going to surrender even if I run out of ammo.  If I'm captured, it will be because I was subdued somehow.

Remember: it is not cowardly to pick low hanging fruit.  AKA Don’t attack heavily guarded areas to fulfil your super soldier COD fantasy.  Attack low security targets.  Even though you might out gun a security guard or police man, they likely beat you in armor, training and numbers.  Do not throw away your life on an unnecessary dangerous target.  If a target seems too hot, live to fight another day,

My ideology has not changed for several years.  My opinions on automation, immigration, and the rest predate Tramp and his campaign for president.  I [am] putting this here because some people will blame the President or certain presidential candidates for the attack.  This is not the case.  I know that the media will probably call me a white supremacist anyway and blame Trump's rhetoric.  The media is infamous for fake news.  Their reaction to this attack will likely just confirm that.

Many people think that the fight for America is already lost.  They couldn't be more wrong.  This is just the beginning of the fight for America and Europe.  I am honored to head the fight to reclaim my country from destruction.

 

Patrick Crusius : Reported Manifesto :

 

The Inconvenient Truth and the Environment / Climate

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Link to PDF file : Patrick Crusius Manifesto ( PDF )

 

Link to text file : Patrick Crusius Manifesto ( TXT )

 

The Inconvenient Truth

Extract :

 

[...]

 

The American lifestyle affords our citizens an incredible quality of life. 

 

However, our lifestyle is destroying the environment of our country. 

 

The decimation of the environment is creating a massive burden for future generations. 

 

Corporations are heading the destruction of our environment by shamelessly overharvesting resources. 

 

This has been a problem for decades. 

 

For example, this phenomenon is brilliantly portrayed in the decades old classic “The Lorax”. 

 

Water sheds around the country, especially in agricultural areas, are being depleted. 

 

Fresh water is being polluted from farming and oil drilling operations. 

 

Consumer culture is creating thousands of tons of unnecessary plastic waste and electronic waste, and recycling to help slow this down is almost non-existent. 

 

Urban sprawl creates inefficient cities which unnecessarily destroys millions of acres of land.

 

We even use god knows bow many trees worth of paper towels just [to] wipe water off our hands. 

 

Everything I have seen and heard in my short life has led me to believe that the average American isn't willing to change their lifestyle, even if the changes only cause a slight inconvenience. 

 

The government is unwilling to tackle those issues beyond empty promises since they are owned by corporations. 

 

Corporations that also like immigration because more people means a bigger market for their products. 

 

I just want to say that I love the people of this country, but god damn most of y'all are just too stubborn to change your lifestyle. 

 

So the next logical step is to decrease the number of people in America using resources.  If we can get rid of enough people, then our way of life can become more sustainable.

 

[...]

 

 

winterwatch.net :  

 

Mass Shooting Marathon: Red Flags and Anomalies Galore in Gilroy, El Paso and Dayton

August 4, 2019

 

Comments :

 

The El Paso “Manifesto” : Karl Marx

 

For anyone, like me, who has struggled to find a readable image or text version of the seemingly mandatory “shooters manifesto”, reported for the El Paso Walmart event, you can read & download it here :

 

It seems to me from the themes therein, that whoever wrote this shows concern for environmental issues and immigration in equal measure.

 

The cesspool, mockingbird media are strangely silent on the author’s environmental radicalisation …

 

The title “The Inconvenient Truth” is a bit of a giveaway too, clearly alluding to Roger Revell’s protege and his identically titled propaganda film …

 

The “manifesto” is a nod to that twisted old misanthrope, Karl Marx :

 

Portrait of Evil: Karl Marx, a Disciple of Hell on Earth

 

 

MG

 

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Comment also posted at: 

 

OffGuardian.org : 8chan: Another Mass Shooting, Another Internet Purge

 

This is the third “mass casualty event” in less than a year that was immediately followed up by censorship of the internet


Kit Knightly

 

Aug 5, 2019

 

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unz.com :

 

I'm Impressed with Neil DeGrasse Tyson (Whoever He Is) On El Paso Shootings

 

John Derbyshire • August 10, 2019 

 

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Comment 19 :

 

 

There was enough …for the CultMarx mob to argue that the killer was inspired by President Trump

Title of the manifesto: “The Inconvenient Truth”. Where have I heard that before?

 

“El Paso Shooting Suspect’s Manifesto Echoes Al Gore’s Language”

 

“El Paso Shooter Identified Online As Gore Supporter Who Didn’t Like ‘decimation of the environment’”

 

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Bill Clinton's VP : Al Gore : An Inconvenient Truth

 

An Inconvenient Truth is a 2006 American concert film/documentary film directed by Davis Guggenheim about former United States Vice President Al Gore's campaign to educate people about global warming.

 

The film features a comprehensive slide show that, by Gore's own estimate, he has presented over a thousand times to audiences worldwide.

 

 

 

POTUS Donald Trump pulled the United States out of the UNFCCC Paris Climate Accord on June 1, 2017 :

 

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release


June 01, 2017


Statement by President Trump on the Paris Climate Accord

Rose Garden

3:32 P.M. EDT

THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you very much.  (Applause.)  Thank you.  I would like to begin by addressing the terrorist attack in Manila.  We’re closely monitoring the situation, and I will continue to give updates if anything happens during this period of time.  But it is really very sad as to what’s going on throughout the world with terror.  Our thoughts and our prayers are with all of those affected.

Before we discuss the Paris Accord, I’d like to begin with an update on our tremendous -- absolutely tremendous -- economic progress since Election Day on November 8th.  The economy is starting to come back, and very, very rapidly.  We’ve added $3.3 trillion in stock market value to our economy, and more than a million private sector jobs.

I have just returned from a trip overseas where we concluded nearly $350 billion of military and economic development for the United States, creating hundreds of thousands of jobs.  It was a very, very successful trip, believe me.  (Applause.)  Thank you.  Thank you.  

In my meetings at the G7, we have taken historic steps to demand fair and reciprocal trade that gives Americans a level playing field against other nations.  We’re also working very hard for peace in the Middle East, and perhaps even peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians.  Our attacks on terrorism are greatly stepped up -- and you see that, you see it all over -- from the previous administration, including getting many other countries to make major contributions to the fight against terror.  Big, big contributions are being made by countries that weren’t doing so much in the form of contribution.

One by one, we are keeping the promises I made to the American people during my campaign for President –- whether it’s cutting job-killing regulations; appointing and confirming a tremendous Supreme Court justice; putting in place tough new ethics rules; achieving a record reduction in illegal immigration on our southern border; or bringing jobs, plants, and factories back into the United States at numbers which no one until this point thought even possible.  And believe me, we’ve just begun.  The fruits of our labor will be seen very shortly even more so.

On these issues and so many more, we’re following through on our commitments.  And I don’t want anything to get in our way.  I am fighting every day for the great people of this country.  Therefore, in order to fulfill my solemn duty to protect America and its citizens, the United States will withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord -- (applause) -- thank you, thank you -- but begin negotiations to reenter either the Paris Accord or a really entirely new transaction on terms that are fair to the United States, its businesses, its workers, its people, its taxpayers.  So we’re getting out.  But we will start to negotiate, and we will see if we can make a deal that’s fair.  And if we can, that’s great.  And if we can’t, that’s fine.  (Applause.)
 
As President, I can put no other consideration before the wellbeing of American citizens.  The Paris Climate Accord is simply the latest example of Washington entering into an agreement that disadvantages the United States to the exclusive benefit of other countries, leaving American workers -- who I love -- and taxpayers to absorb the cost in terms of lost jobs, lower wages, shuttered factories, and vastly diminished economic production.

Thus, as of today, the United States will cease all implementation of the non-binding Paris Accord and the draconian financial and economic burdens the agreement imposes on our country.  This includes ending the implementation of the nationally determined contribution and, very importantly, the Green Climate Fund which is costing the United States a vast fortune.

Compliance with the terms of the Paris Accord and the onerous energy restrictions it has placed on the United States could cost America as much as 2.7 million lost jobs by 2025 according to the National Economic Research Associates.  This includes 440,000 fewer manufacturing jobs -- not what we need -- believe me, this is not what we need -- including automobile jobs, and the further decimation of vital American industries on which countless communities rely.  They rely for so much, and we would be giving them so little.

According to this same study, by 2040, compliance with the commitments put into place by the previous administration would cut production for the following sectors:  paper down 12 percent; cement down 23 percent; iron and steel down 38 percent; coal -- and I happen to love the coal miners -- down 86 percent; natural gas down 31 percent.  The cost to the economy at this time would be close to $3 trillion in lost GDP and 6.5 million industrial jobs, while households would have $7,000 less income and, in many cases, much worse than that.

Not only does this deal subject our citizens to harsh economic restrictions, it fails to live up to our environmental ideals.  As someone who cares deeply about the environment, which I do, I cannot in good conscience support a deal that punishes the United States -- which is what it does -– the world’s leader in environmental protection, while imposing no meaningful obligations on the world’s leading polluters.

For example, under the agreement, China will be able to increase these emissions by a staggering number of years -- 13.  They can do whatever they want for 13 years.  Not us.  India makes its participation contingent on receiving billions and billions and billions of dollars in foreign aid from developed countries.  There are many other examples.  But the bottom line is that the Paris Accord is very unfair, at the highest level, to the United States.

Further, while the current agreement effectively blocks the development of clean coal in America -- which it does, and the mines are starting to open up.  We’re having a big opening in two weeks.  Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, so many places.  A big opening of a brand-new mine.  It’s unheard of.  For many, many years, that hasn’t happened.  They asked me if I’d go.  I’m going to try.

China will be allowed to build hundreds of additional coal plants.  So we can’t build the plants, but they can, according to this agreement.  India will be allowed to double its coal production by 2020.  Think of it:  India can double their coal production.  We’re supposed to get rid of ours.  Even Europe is allowed to continue construction of coal plants.  

In short, the agreement doesn’t eliminate coal jobs, it just transfers those jobs out of America and the United States, and ships them to foreign countries.

This agreement is less about the climate and more about other countries gaining a financial advantage over the United States.  The rest of the world applauded when we signed the Paris Agreement -- they went wild; they were so happy -- for the simple reason that it put our country, the United States of America, which we all love, at a very, very big economic disadvantage.  A cynic would say the obvious reason for economic competitors and their wish to see us remain in the agreement is so that we continue to suffer this self-inflicted major economic wound.  We would find it very hard to compete with other countries from other parts of the world.   

We have among the most abundant energy reserves on the planet, sufficient to lift millions of America’s poorest workers out of poverty.  Yet, under this agreement, we are effectively putting these reserves under lock and key, taking away the great wealth of our nation -- it's great wealth, it's phenomenal wealth; not so long ago, we had no idea we had such wealth -- and leaving millions and millions of families trapped in poverty and joblessness.

The agreement is a massive redistribution of United States wealth to other countries.  At 1 percent growth, renewable sources of energy can meet some of our domestic demand, but at 3 or 4 percent growth, which I expect, we need all forms of available American energy, or our country -- (applause) -- will be at grave risk of brownouts and blackouts, our businesses will come to a halt in many cases, and the American family will suffer the consequences in the form of lost jobs and a very diminished quality of life.

Even if the Paris Agreement were implemented in full, with total compliance from all nations, it is estimated it would only produce a two-tenths of one degree -- think of that; this much -- Celsius reduction in global temperature by the year 2100.  Tiny, tiny amount.  In fact, 14 days of carbon emissions from China alone would wipe out the gains from America -- and this is an incredible statistic -- would totally wipe out the gains from America's expected reductions in the year 2030, after we have had to spend billions and billions of dollars, lost jobs, closed factories, and suffered much higher energy costs for our businesses and for our homes.

As the Wall Street Journal wrote this morning:  “The reality is that withdrawing is in America’s economic interest and won’t matter much to the climate.”  The United States, under the Trump administration, will continue to be the cleanest and most environmentally friendly country on Earth.  We'll be the cleanest.  We're going to have the cleanest air.  We're going to have the cleanest water.  We will be environmentally friendly, but we're not going to put our businesses out of work and we're not going to lose our jobs.  We're going to grow; we're going to grow rapidly.  (Applause.)  

And I think you just read -- it just came out minutes ago, the small business report -- small businesses as of just now are booming, hiring people.  One of the best reports they've seen in many years.

I’m willing to immediately work with Democratic leaders to either negotiate our way back into Paris, under the terms that are fair to the United States and its workers, or to negotiate a new deal that protects our country and its taxpayers.  (Applause.)

So if the obstructionists want to get together with me, let’s make them non-obstructionists.  We will all sit down, and we will get back into the deal.  And we’ll make it good, and we won’t be closing up our factories, and we won’t be losing our jobs.  And we’ll sit down with the Democrats and all of the people that represent either the Paris Accord or something that we can do that's much better than the Paris Accord.  And I think the people of our country will be thrilled, and I think then the people of the world will be thrilled.  But until we do that, we're out of the agreement.  

I will work to ensure that America remains the world’s leader on environmental issues, but under a framework that is fair and where the burdens and responsibilities are equally shared among the many nations all around the world.  

No responsible leader can put the workers -- and the people -- of their country at this debilitating and tremendous disadvantage.  The fact that the Paris deal hamstrings the United States, while empowering some of the world’s top polluting countries, should dispel any doubt as to the real reason why foreign lobbyists wish to keep our magnificent country tied up and bound down by this agreement:  It’s to give their country an economic edge over the United States.  That's not going to happen while I’m President.  I’m sorry.  (Applause.)

My job as President is to do everything within my power to give America a level playing field and to create the economic, regulatory and tax structures that make America the most prosperous and productive country on Earth, and with the highest standard of living and the highest standard of environmental protection.

Our tax bill is moving along in Congress, and I believe it’s doing very well.  I think a lot of people will be very pleasantly surprised.  The Republicans are working very, very hard.  We’d love to have support from the Democrats, but we may have to go it alone.  But it’s going very well.  

The Paris Agreement handicaps the United States economy in order to win praise from the very foreign capitals and global activists that have long sought to gain wealth at our country’s expense.  They don’t put America first.  I do, and I always will.  (Applause.)

The same nations asking us to stay in the agreement are the countries that have collectively cost America trillions of dollars through tough trade practices and, in many cases, lax contributions to our critical military alliance.  You see what’s happening.  It’s pretty obvious to those that want to keep an open mind.  

At what point does America get demeaned?  At what point do they start laughing at us as a country?   We want fair treatment for its citizens, and we want fair treatment for our taxpayers.  We don’t want other leaders and other countries laughing at us anymore.  And they won’t be.  They won’t be.

I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris.  (Applause.)  I promised I would exit or renegotiate any deal which fails to serve America’s interests.  Many trade deals will soon be under renegotiation.  Very rarely do we have a deal that works for this country, but they’ll soon be under renegotiation.  The process has begun from day one.  But now we’re down to business.

Beyond the severe energy restrictions inflicted by the Paris Accord, it includes yet another scheme to redistribute wealth out of the United States through the so-called Green Climate Fund -- nice name -- which calls for developed countries to send $100 billion to developing countries all on top of America’s existing and massive foreign aid payments.  So we’re going to be paying billions and billions and billions of dollars, and we’re already way ahead of anybody else.  Many of the other countries haven’t spent anything, and many of them will never pay one dime.  

The Green Fund would likely obligate the United States to commit potentially tens of billions of dollars of which the United States has already handed over $1 billion -- nobody else is even close; most of them haven’t even paid anything -- including funds raided out of America’s budget for the war against terrorism.  That’s where they came.  Believe me, they didn’t come from me.  They came just before I came into office.  Not good.  And not good the way they took the money.  

In 2015, the United Nation's departing top climate officials reportedly described the $100 billion per year as “peanuts,” and stated that "the $100 billion is the tail that wags the dog."  In 2015, the Green Climate Fund’s executive director reportedly stated that estimated funding needed would increase to $450 billion per year after 2020.  And nobody even knows where the money is going to.  Nobody has been able to say, where is it going to?

Of course, the world’s top polluters have no affirmative obligations under the Green Fund, which we terminated.  America is $20 trillion in debt.  Cash-strapped cities cannot hire enough police officers or fix vital infrastructure.  Millions of our citizens are out of work.  And yet, under the Paris Accord, billions of dollars that ought to be invested right here in America will be sent to the very countries that have taken our factories and our jobs away from us.  So think of that.  

There are serious legal and constitutional issues as well.  Foreign leaders in Europe, Asia, and across the world should not have more to say with respect to the U.S. economy than our own citizens and their elected representatives.  Thus, our withdrawal from the agreement represents a reassertion of America’s sovereignty.  (Applause.)  Our Constitution is unique among all the nations of the world, and it is my highest obligation and greatest honor to protect it.  And I will.

Staying in the agreement could also pose serious obstacles for the United States as we begin the process of unlocking the restrictions on America’s abundant energy reserves, which we have started very strongly.  It would once have been unthinkable that an international agreement could prevent the United States from conducting its own domestic economic affairs, but this is the new reality we face if we do not leave the agreement or if we do not negotiate a far better deal.

The risks grow as historically these agreements only tend to become more and more ambitious over time.  In other words, the Paris framework is a starting point -- as bad as it is -- not an end point.  And exiting the agreement protects the United States from future intrusions on the United States' sovereignty and massive future legal liability.  Believe me, we have massive legal liability if we stay in.

As President, I have one obligation, and that obligation is to the American people.  The Paris Accord would undermine our economy, hamstring our workers, weaken our sovereignty, impose unacceptable legal risks, and put us at a permanent disadvantage to the other countries of the world.  It is time to exit the Paris Accord -- (applause) -- and time to pursue a new deal that protects the environment, our companies, our citizens, and our country.  

It is time to put Youngstown, Ohio, Detroit, Michigan, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania -- along with many, many other locations within our great country -- before Paris, France.  It is time to make America great again.  (Applause.)  Thank you.  Thank you.  Thank you very much.

Thank you very much.  Very important.  I’d like to ask Scott Pruitt, who most of you know and respect, as I do, just to say a few words.  

Scott, please.  (Applause.)

ADMINISTRATOR PRUITT:  Thank you, Mr. President.  Your decision today to exit the Paris Accord reflects your unflinching commitment to put America first.

And by exiting, you're fulfilling yet one more campaign promise to the American people.  Please know that I am thankful for your fortitude, your courage, and your steadfastness as you serve and lead our country.

America finally has a leader who answers only to the people -- not to the special interests who have had their way for way too long.  In everything you do, Mr. President, you're fighting for the forgotten men and women across this country.  You're a champion for the hardworking citizens all across this land who just want a government that listens to them and represents their interest.

You have promised to put America First in all that you do, and you've done that in any number of ways -- from trade, to national security, to protecting our border, to rightsizing Washington, D.C.  And today you've put America first with regard to international agreements and the environment.

This is an historic restoration of American economic independence -- one that will benefit the working class, the working poor, and working people of all stripes.  With this action, you have declared that the people are rulers of this country once again.  And it should be noted that we as a nation do it better than anyone in the world in striking the balance between growing our economy, growing jobs while also being a good steward of our environment.  

We owe no apologies to other nations for our environmental stewardship.  After all, before the Paris Accord was ever signed, America had reduced its CO2 footprint to levels from the early 1990s.  In fact, between the years 2000 and 2014, the United States reduced its carbon emissions by 18-plus percent.  And this was accomplished not through government mandate, but accomplished through innovation and technology of the American private sector.

For that reason, Mr. President, you have corrected a view that was paramount in Paris that somehow the United States should penalize its own economy, be apologetic, lead with our chin, while the rest of world does little.  Other nations talk a good game; we lead with action -- not words.  (Applause.)

Our efforts, Mr. President, as you know, should be on exporting our technology, our innovation to nations who seek to reduce their CO2 footprint to learn from us.  That should be our focus versus agreeing to unachievable targets that harm our economy and the American people.

Mr. President, it takes courage, it takes commitment to say no to the plaudits of men while doing what’s right by the American people.  You have that courage, and the American people can take comfort because you have their backs.  

Thank you, Mr. President.

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