In response to the withdrawal, the governors of California, New York and Washington created the United States Climate Alliance the following week and pledged to halt the Paris agreement within their borders. [74] [75] On the evening of June 1, 2017, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Oregon, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont and Virginia announced their intention to partner with members of the United States Climate Alliance to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement. Governors in other states have also expressed interest in maintaining the agreement. [76] [77] [78] In November 2020, the Alliance had 24 states, as well as Puerto Rico and American Samoa. [79] [80] Under the terms of the agreement, the United States should wait until one month after presenting its intention to re-enter the agreement before formally joining it, although it would lose some of the privileges of the short period during which the country left the agreement; they could not, for example, attend important meetings until they were members. [41] A number of countries, including Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Russia, have already shown their willingness to confront U.S. efforts to roll back science around global warming. A Washington Post/ABC News opinion poll of American adults from June 2 to 4, 2017 found that 59 percent of Trump`s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Accord was rejected and only 28 percent supported it. When asked about the impact of the withdrawal on the U.S. economy, 42 percent said it would hurt the economy; 32% thought it would help the economy; And 20% thought it wouldn`t make any difference. [186] [187] The poll showed a clear division between party lines: 67 percent of Republicans supported Trump`s decision, but only 22 percent of independents and 8 percent of Democrats supported them. [186] The Tampa Bay Times criticized this approach and wrote that it would primarily endanger coastal states such as Florida, which are already suffering from rising sea levels, harming property and infrastructure, and harming drinking water supplies.

[191] The Detroit Free Press stated that „President Donald Trump has betrayed the future of our children, our grandchildren and our planet.“ [10] While celebrated by some members of the Republican Party,[7] international reactions to the withdrawal of the entire political spectrum were largely negative, and the decision was widely criticized by religious organizations, businesses, political leaders of all parties, environmentalists and scientists and citizens of the United States and internationally. [8] [9] [10] In his resignation speech, President Trump said, „I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris.“ The acting mayor of Pittsburgh, Bill Peduto, immediately confirmed on Twitter, noting that 80% of his city`s voters preferred Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election and wrote, „As mayor of Pittsburgh, I can assure you that we will follow the Paris Agreement guidelines for our people, our economy and our future.“ [72] Democratic Senate President Chuck Schumer condemned the withdrawal. [73] „The decision to leave the Paris Agreement was wrong when it was announced, and it is still wrong today,“ said Helen Mountford of the World Resources Institute.