President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he is listening to a variety of opinions on the future participation of the United States in the Paris Climate Accord and would make a decision "very soon."
Trump's comments came during a brief press availability in the Oval Office with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.
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One reporter asked the president about his position on the U.S. potentially withdrawing from the global climate deal, yelling, "Are you leaning in a direction, sir?"
"I'm hearing from a lot of people both ways," Trump told reporters in Oval Office just now re:Paris. Added he'd make decision "very soon" pic.twitter.com/glsEw6v80h
— Michael C. Bender (@MichaelCBender) May 31, 2017
"I'm hearing from a lot of people both ways," the president responded.
Trump just told us in the WH pool that he'll have a decision on Paris "very soon."
"I’m hearing from a lot of people, both ways," he said.
— Philip Rucker (@PhilipRucker) May 31, 2017
"I’m hearing from a lot of people, both ways. Both ways," Trump to reporters in Oval for mtg with Vietnamese PM.
"Very soon." https://t.co/9QJYlgaeYU
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) May 31, 2017
Trump also reportedly told the gathering of reporters he would be making a decision "very soon."