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Trump Says Skipping UN Climate Summit Isn’t Meant as Snub

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U.S. President Donald Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump

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President Donald Trump said his absence from a United Nations climate summit isn’t intended as a snub and pointed out that he’s being briefed on catastrophic flooding in the Houston area.

“It’s not a snub at all. I’m very busy, I’m going on the flights today,” Trump said Sunday as he departed the White House for events in Texas and Ohio ahead of the UN General Assembly. “The floods are very important to me, and uh, climate change -- everything is very important.”