China, India, Russia do not have very good air, they are not very good with pollution and cleanliness: Trump

WION Web Team London Jun 06, 2019, 10.36 AM(IST)

US President Donald Trump. Photograph:( Reuters )

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Trump had met Prince Charles as he discussed climate change with the US president.

US President Donald Trump who was on a three-day state visit to UK told a British television channel that the United States right now is among countries with the "cleanest climate" while taking a dig at India, China and Russia claiming that they do not have "very good air, not very good water in the sense of pollution and cleanliness."

Trump had met Prince Charles as he discussed climate change with the US president. Trump told the British television channel in an interview that Queen Elizabeth II's son dominated the conversation with climate talk.

"We were going to have a 15-minute chat. And it turned out to be an hour and a half. And he did most of the talking. He is really into climate change, and I think that’s great, I mean I want that, I like that," Trump said.

"He wants to have a world that is good for future generations and I want that to," the president added. "I did mention a couple of things, I did say, ‘Well the United States right now has among the cleanest climates there are, based on all statistics, and it’s even getting better'," Trump said.

During the interview, Trump added: “China, India, Russia, many other nations, they have not very good air, not very good water in the sense of pollution and cleanliness,” Trump said. “They don’t do the responsibility.”

"If you go to certain cities ...I am not gonna name these cities, but I can. If you go to certain cities, you can't even breathe."

“I believe that there’s a change in weather, and I think it changes both ways. Don’t forget, it used to be called global warming. That wasn’t working. Then it was called climate change. Now it’s actually called extreme weather - because with extreme weather, you can’t miss,” Trump said on the morning show.