Blow to Ivanka Trump? First daughter pressured president to not withdraw from Paris climate accord

President Donald Trump teased on Wednesday his final decision on whether or not the United States will continue to support the Paris climate accord is still days away after multiple White House officials reported that he had decided to pull out of the deal.

But his daughter Ivanka Trump's role in the process drew renewed scrutiny as those reports suggested her efforts to convince the president to back the deal had failed.

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The first daughter, who advises her father without pay in a formal capacity as an assistant to the president, has reportedly been a strong supporter of the Paris Agreement, negotiated in 2015 and signed by 195 countries in the United Nations. Former President Barack Obama was a strong supporter of the original deal.

If Trump decides to back out of the deal, the United States would join Nicaragua and Syria as the only three countries refusing to support the agreement, which seeks to curb greenhouse gas emissions in an effort to reduce the threat of climate change.

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According to Axios, Ivanka has put "intense" pressure on her father to stay in the deal. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, formerly of ExxonMobile, and Defense Secretary James Mattis also reportedly supported the deal as well.

This is not the first time that Ivanka Trump and her husband and fellow Trump administration official, Jared Kushner, have sought to pull the president to the left on climate issues. According to a Wall Street Journal report, the two convinced President Trump to exclude language critical of the Paris deal from an executive order he signed during his first 100 days targeting Obama-era climate change policies.

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Conservative figures within in the White House have been reportedly been critical of Ivanka's role, and on social media that criticism took an event strong tone, with conservative users insisting that Trump should ignore his daughter and her husband.

If the numerous reports suggesting Trump has already decided to back out turn out to be turn, it will mean Steve Bannon ultimately won the president over.

Bannon, who served as chief executive of Breitbart News before joining the Trump team, published many articles claiming climate change is a hoax. The outlet published an op-ed in February which directly called for the president to ignore his daughter on the issue.

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Counselor to the President: Kellyanne Conway

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Veterans Affairs Secretary: David Shulkin

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Transportation secretary: Elaine Chao

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Energy secretary: Rick Perry

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Secretary of State: Rex Tillerson

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Secretary of Defense: Retired Marine General James Mattis

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Chief of staff: Reince Priebus

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Chief strategist: Steve Bannon


Attorney General: Senator Jeff Sessions

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Director of the CIA: Kansas Rep. Mike Pompeo

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Deputy national security adviser: K.T. McFarland

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White House counsel: Donald McGahn

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Ambassador to the United Nations: South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley

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Education secretary: Betsy DeVos

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Commerce secretary: Wilbur Ross

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Homeland security secretary: General John Kelly

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Housing and urban development secretary: Ben Carson

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Administrator of Environmental Protection Agency: Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt

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Health and human services secretary: Tom Price

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Department of Homeland Security: Retired General John Kelly

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Secretary of agriculture: Sonny Perdue

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