Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Friday defended President Donald Trump's decision to leave the Paris climate agreement, but said she did believe "the climate changes," The Hill reported.
"Oh, I think the climate, certainly, the climate changes, yes," DeVos told reporters while visiting the Eagle Academy Public Charter School in Washington.
When asked what people could do to impact climate change, she responded, "I don't have an answer."
DeVos further stated Trump was keeping a promise he made during the 2016 presidential campaign when he withdrew from the Paris agreement.
"The president has made good on a promise to ensure that the American people are not subject to overreach," she said. "He has made good on and fulfilled a commitment to keep America first and to focus on American jobs."
DeVos was at the school to read to students and declined to talk further about the subject when pressed by reporters.
"I'm here to talk about students and schools today, and I would hope that we could focus on the opportunity that these kids have in this unique environment in this unique school with amazing teachers and administrators that are offering a pathway forward that many of these kids wouldn't have had otherwise," she said.
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