Trump says US-Norway ties 'robust'

President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with lawmakers on immigration policy in the Cabinet Room of the White House Tuesday Jan. 9 2018 in Washington

When asked whether he would talk to Mueller's team, Trump deflected the question by repeatedly stating there was "no collusion" between his campaign team and Russian Federation.

Trump said the Paris agreement was very unfair to the United States because it imposed penalties and took away many US asset values.

The US President also said in the subsequent press conference that trade had been a more prominent topic than the environment in the talks between the two.

Trump's meeting with Prime Minister Erna Solberg at the White House is the first foreign leader visit with the president in 2018.

Solberg has been caught playing before in past. she is an enthusiastic Pokemon Go player.

It was a remarkable statement from a president who wants to gut the Environmental Protection Agency, is slashing regulations protecting consumers from pollution, and champions some of the dirtiest forms of energy out there.

The president said he had no problem with agreeing to a climate deal but the Paris accord was "a bad deal". She stressed that climate policy can create business opportunities as she promoted climate issues and urged him to keep the United States in the Paris Agreement.

Solberg highlighted another item on Norway's American shopping list: electric cars from Tesla. "We were very much weakened over the last period of time, but not with me".

Trump announced past year his intention to pull the US out of the climate pact and the president has repeatedly expressed skepticism about climate change science, calling global warming a "hoax" created by the Chinese to damage American industry. While he has "no problem" with the accord itself, he felt the agreement negotiated by the Obama administration treated the USA unfairly, he said. He called the economies of both the United States and Norway "robust and growing", and thanked Norway for its "commitment to fair and reciprocal trade", stressing the word "reciprocal" because "it benefits us all".

Responding to a question on allegations of Russian interference in elections in European countries, Solberg said her government has found no such evidence in Norway.

However, I am a fair man; I am willing to believe Trump might have committed a verbal slip-up.



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