WASHINGTON --- On his 100th day in office, President Trump offered familiar misleading defenses and boasts about his early progress, his setbacks and his predecessor.
Mr. Trump began his Saturday night rally in Pennsylvania with attacks on the news media, before giving himself oversize credit for accomplishments. He followed a similar pattern in an interview with CBS’s “Face the Nation” that aired Sunday morning.
Here’s an assessment.
Mr. Trump said he will be making a “big decision” on the Paris agreement, which he characterized as unfair.
“The United States pays billions of dollars while China, Russia and India have contributed and will contribute nothing.”
This needs context. In his 100-day plan, Mr. Trump vowed to cancel payments to the United Nations’ Green Climate Fund, a financial program intended to help poorer countries mitigate the effects of climate change. His budget blueprint includes “eliminating U.S. funding related to the Green Climate Fund,” but the proposal has yet to be enacted.