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A day after Trump’s election victory, Gore released a statement in which he expressed hope the president-elect would honor the country’s commitment to the deal, and added: “The market forces driving the transition to a sustainable economy simply will not be slowed. … Today, without regard to last night’s outcome, we must turn our focus to making the promises of the Paris Agreement a reality by embracing the forces that are already working to grow our economy and transform our energy future.”

However, Jason Miller, a spokesman for Trump’s transition team, told the Wall Street Journal on Monday: “As part of our pro-American energy plan, we said we’d withdraw from the deal.”

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