And he didn't pull us out because, as he declared in his pull-out speech, he cares about the people of Pittsburgh,
It always slays me when Donald Trump proclaims that he cares about American workers - as he implied by invoking the welfare of Pittsburgh as his reason for abandoning the Paris Agreement - since these are the very people upon whose backs he made his billions and who he is notorious for cheating out of their pay after they've done work for him. Construction workers, contractors, electricians, hotel workers, even cooks, bakers and once a piano mover, hundreds of hard-working American laborers have been swindled by Donald Trump.
Nor did Trump pull the United States out of the climate accord because he cares about creating jobs and new industry; he's just handed off clean energy technology, along with all the jobs that will be created in that field, to the rest of the world while he's pledged his allegiance to coal, a dying industry that the rest of the world has for the most part lost interest in buying.
No, I am convinced that Donald Trump caused this cataclysmic reversal, this major downgrading of the United States' standing and leadership in the world for one reason: he adores what the French call "faire chier," a vulgar expression (appropriate in this case) that means to irritate, infuriate, exasperate, frustrate, bother, upset, provoke, and rile people just for the fun of it. For the excitement and enjoyment that the perpetrator gets out of it,
*As perhaps unwittingly prophesied in Shakespeare's "Hamlet."