The "debate" was mostly a charade. A source who spends a lot of time with President Trump has never heard him say a positive thing about the Paris climate accord.
Ivanka Trump was optimistic to the end that she could change her father's mind.
But in retrospect, it turns out that the notion he was going to stay in the deal was always fanciful.
Behind the scenes, from my conversations and Swan's notebook:
The decision is galvanizing opponents in a way that neither side fully anticipated, with a drive under way to meet the U.S. commitments in spite of Trump ... N.Y. Times p. A12, "Bucking Trump, These Cities, States and Companies Embrace Accord," by Hiroko Tabuch and Henry Fountain:
"Ten years ago, 'An Inconvenient Truth,' the documentary about Al Gore giving a slideshow presentation about an obscure scientific issue, became an unlikely blockbuster that sparked a global conversation about the climate crisis."
A Gore source tells me in an email that it now appears Trump has given the film a new ending, and a real sense of urgency:
P.S., from The Wrap's Matt Donnelly: "Filmmakers behind 'An Inconvenient Sequel' ... ... will update the movie to include Trump's Thursday withdrawal ... The climax of the film sees Gore riding through the streets of Paris, wheeling and dealing to get people on board for the agreement ahead of United Nations 2015 Climate Change Conference."
Trump spoke in the Rose Garden for 31 minutes:
The Paris Agreement handicaps the United States economy in order to win praise from the very foreign capitals and global activists that have long sought to gain wealth at our country's expense. They don't put America first. I do, and I always will. (Applause.)
The same nations asking us to stay in the agreement are the countries that have collectively cost America trillions of dollars through tough trade practices and, in many cases, lax contributions to our critical military alliance. You see what's happening. It's pretty obvious to those that want to keep an open mind.
At what point does America get demeaned? At what point do they start laughing at us as a country? We want fair treatment for its citizens, and we want fair treatment for our taxpayers. We don't want other leaders and other countries laughing at us anymore. And they won't be. They won't be.
I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris. (Applause.)
The opioid epidemic. Stagnating wages. The anti-establishment political wave. All are linked to the start of a new industrial age in which robotics, automation and artificial intelligence are changing the nature of work, Axios' Chris Matthews writes.
This is the beginning of a social, political and economic transformation that Axios is tracking as part of a new Future of Work stream and newsletter.
That's Don Stewart, deputy chief of staff and chief spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
"Girl gets into Yale after penning essay on Papa John's pizza," by ABC "Good Morning America":
Carolina Williams of Brentwood, Tennessee, .... received notes from the ... admissions team that singled out an application essay she wrote about her love for Papa John's pizza. ... "I think it stood out because it was just very genuine and reflective of me and it was kind of taking a risk, I guess."
Williams wrote about ordering Papa John's pizza in reply to a 200-words or less essay prompt to write about what you love to do. ... Williams wrote about how ordering from the pizza chain gave her independence as a child and was used as both a source of consolation and celebration as she grew up.
"As a fellow lover of pizza, I laughed out loud (then ordered pizza) after reading your application," read one note to Williams from Yale's admissions team, while another read, "I laughed so hard on your pizza essay. I kept thinking that you are the kind of person that I would love to be best friends with."