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Trump Working to Understand Europe’s View on Climate Change, Cohn Says

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Trump Makes G-7 Debut in Sicily

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Donald Trump is working to understand the European view on climate change, his chief economic adviser said, suggesting the U.S. president is sensitive to the diplomatic backlash he would face in scrapping the Paris Agreement on global warming.

Trump "feels much more knowledgeable on the topic today," following the Group of Seven meeting, Gary Cohn, director of the National Economic Council, said on the sidelines of the summit in Sicily, Italy. Trump’s trying “to understand the European position,” he said.