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Protesters gather outside White House after withdraw from Paris agreement

(ABC7)

WASHINGTON (ABC7) — Under the shadow of the White House, protesters voiced their opposition to President Trump’s controversial decision to pull out of the Paris Climate Change Agreement.

“This decision affects everyone,” yelled one woman.

Trump said that walking way from the Paris Accord is good for the American economy because the Obama Administration did a bad job negotiating the deal.

Democrats believe the agreement would be better for the economy by providing clean energy jobs.

“We have a President who just negotiated the worst business deal of his life and this is the business president,” said DNC Chairman Tom Perez.

D.C. resident Nicole Whalen lost her job as a climate researcher because of federal budget cuts.

“If your kid had a two-degree fever-- taking it from 98 degrees to 100 degrees you would be alarmed, but they are going to live. And that is what this agreement was [trying to] keep world temperatures below two degrees Celsius.”

Only Nicaragua and Syria are not on board with the Paris Agreement.

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