Online conservatives expect to vent social media frustrations at White House summit

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President Trump touted his environmental record during a White House speech Monday - declaring that he'd proven it was possible to have both a strong economy and a clean environment.

Marcus, who was one of President Trump's top donors in 2016, said he plans to support the president's 2020 re-election bid.

"We're unlocking American energy and the USA is now a net exporter of clean, affordable, American natural gas", he said.

President Donald Trump is gathering conservative groups at the White House this week for a "summit" on social media that will prominently snub the tech titans who run big platforms on Facebook, Twitter and Google.

Reacting on Twitter, former vice president Al Gore said Trump "is refusing to see reality".

Mr Wheeler told reporters ahead of the event that key air pollutants have fallen around 70 per cent since the 1970s, including "under Trump's watch".

"When you think about the clean energy that America is delivering around the world - whether it's in the form of liquefied natural gas, or whether it's in our renewable technologies, whether it's in our nuclear energy technology going around the world - we are displacing literally tons and tons of old, dirty-burning gas emissions and coal emissions in Europe and replacing them with clean-burning natural gas".

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Particular areas of concern include trade disruption, delays at ports closures of business due to increased costs of transit and trade, and political instability in the North.

Asked why the President made a decision to hold the remarks and whether the Democrats' Green New Deal would be brought up during remarks, Neumayr said it was discussed when Trump spoke to his advisers about his administration's environmental actions. White House spokesman Judd Deere said last month the meeting would "bring together digital leaders for a robust conversation on the opportunities and challenges of today's online environment".

The Midwest is experiencing the impacts of climate change now.

The White House not giving out an invitation to Facebook does not come as a surprise.

Trump has repeatedly questioned the legitimacy of climate change - even when it comes to reports compiled by his own administration. The US - along with nine other countries - is ranked no. 1 for cleanest drinking water in the world by the 2018 Environmental Performance Index produced by Yale and Columbia universities and the World Economic Forum.

In contrast, the American Lung Association's most recent State of the Air found air quality declining in recent years, as more cities suffer from higher levels of particle pollution ("soot") and ground-level ozone ("smog"), which increase in hot weather. We have the cleanest water; it's crystal clean.

Deere had added yesterday (July 8th) that the US President Donald Trump would speak in the event.

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