All presidential candidates make promises on the campaign trail.
While running for the White House, then-presidential candidate Donald Trump said, “We’re going to put America first. That includes canceling billions in climate change spending for the United Nations.”
The promise received an IN THE WORKS rating on the PolitiFact Trump-O-Meter.
PolitiFact writer Allison Graves said President Trump’s 2018 budget proposal includes a plan to slash funding to the United Nations climate change programs.
“So he’s specifically looking to eliminate certain programs under the United Nations umbrella so… the Global Climate Change Initiative, he's looking to eliminate that and another Green Climate Fund he's looking to eliminate a lot of funding towards that,” Graves said.
And speaking of the Green Climate Fund, President Barack Obama’s administration gave the fund 500 million dollars just last year.
For that reason, President Trump's promise received an IN THE WORKS rating.
SOURCES: Hire American and Buy American, Trump says
- CNN, Transcript President Donald Trump speech to Congress, updated March 1, 2017
- Congress.gov, S.354 - RAISE Act, introduced Feb. 13, 2017
- Sen. Tom Cotton website, Cotton, Perdue Unveil the Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment (RAISE) Act, Feb. 7, 2017
- PolitiFact, Arkansas senator says of 1 million green cards issued, few are employment-based, Feb. 14, 2017
- Sean Spicer comments at White House press briefing, March 7, 2017
- Cato Institute, Rebuttal of Senator Tom Cotton's Anti-Legal-Immigration Op-ed, Jan. 4, 2017
- New York Times, Fix Immigration. It's What Voters Want., Dec. 28, 2016