John Kerry compares Trump to OJ Simpson

Former Secretary of State John Kerry slammed President Donald Trump on Sunday for pulling out of the 2015 Paris Climate Accord.

The agreement between 196 countries aims to curb the impacts of climate change.

In an interview on "Meet The Press," Kerry compared Trump's pledge to "see if we can make a deal that's fair," to OJ Simpson's famous 1995 pledge to find the person who killed Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman. Though Simpson was found not guilty by a jury in a criminal case, a judge in a civil case found him liable for Brown and Goldman's murder, and many remain convinced that Simpson killed both at his home in 1994.

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US Secretary of State John Kerry visits the historic Shackleton hut near McMurdo Station in Antarctica on November 11, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Ralston/Pool
General view of the Blood Falls and the Taylor Glacier while in flight during a visit by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to Antarctica, November 11, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Ralston/Pool
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and members of his delegation hike towards the historic Shackleton hut near McMurdo Station, Antarctica November 11, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Ralston/Pool
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry flies over the Taylor Valley area near McMurdo Station, in Antarctica, November 11, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Ralston/Pool
US Secretary of State John Kerry and scientist Kelly Falkner pose outside the historic Shackleton hut near McMurdo Station, Antarctica November 11, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Ralston/Pool
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (C) disembarks from a U.S. Air Force C-17 near McMurdo Station, in Antarctica, November 11, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Ralston/Pool
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry hikes in front of Mount Erebus, in Antarctica, November 11, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Ralston/Pool
The Taylor Glacier is seen in this aerial view while in flight during a visit by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to Antarctica, November 11, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Ralston/Pool
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry flies over the Taylor Glacier area near McMurdo Station, in Antarctica, November 11, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Ralston/Pool
US Secretary of State John Kerry (R) visits the historic Shackleton hut with Scott Borg (L), the head of the Polar Program for the National Science Foundation, during Kerry's visit to McMurdo Station in Antarctica on November 11, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Ralston/Pool
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (C) disembarks from a U.S. Air Force C-17 near McMurdo Station, in Antarctica, November 11, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Ralston/Pool
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry sits in the cockpit of his U.S. Air Force C-17 flight to Antarctica at Christchurch International Airport, New Zealand November 11, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Ralston/Pool
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry talks with New Zealand scientist Gavin Dunbar about the movement of icebergs, at the New Zealand run Scott Base, beside the Ross Sea, in Antarctica on November 12, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Ralston/Pool
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (C) leaves the New Zealand run Scott Base beside the Ross Sea in Antarctica on November 12, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Ralston/Pool
The motorcade of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry heads towards the Pegasus ice runway for his flight to New Zealand from Antarctica on November 12, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Ralston/Pool
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry looks out at a frozen section of the Ross Sea beside the McMurdo Station in Antarctica on November 12, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Ralston/Pool
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (2nd R) onboard a US Air Force C-17 Globemaster as it leaves the McMurdo station in Antarctica for New Zealand on November 12, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Ralston/Pool
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"He's going to go out and find a better deal?" Kerry said. "That's like OJ Simpson saying he's going to go find the real killer. Everybody knows he isn't going to do that because he doesn't believe in it. Because if he did believe in it he wouldn't pull out of Paris. American has ceded global leadership on this issue."

The former secretary of state repeatedly criticized the president for failing to acknowledge the economic benefits of sustainable energy, and that climate change exists at all.

But he also argued that Democrats need to do a better job of convincing voters that green energy jobs can have a positive economic impact on the economy.

"There has to be far more focus on the economic message," Kerry said, saying the US is putting itself at a competitive disadvantage in green technology sectors.

He added: "We do have to do a better job of pointing out to people who this is part of the economic future."

Despite Trump's claim that he would renegotiate a climate agreement, many countries immediately announced they would not negotiate another environmental treaty with the US.

The Paris agreement implemented a series of targets designed to limit the global average temperature, which proponents said could help halt the numerous impacts of climate change.

Trump argued earlier this week that the economic impact of the Paris agreement on American energy sectors was too great to risk action to curb emissions, a fact that many economists and major US companies pushed-back on.

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