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Trump dismisses need for climate change action: 'We have the cleanest water we've ever had, we have the cleanest air'

Donald Trump has again dismissed the need to tackle climate change by saying the US has the cleanest air and water "ever".

The president, speaking at the G20 Summit in Japan, also claimed that wind power "is not working" and has to be heavily subsidised.

"We have the cleanest air we've ever had, but I'm not willing to sacrifice the tremendous power of what we've built up over a long period of time and what I've enhanced and revived," he said.

"It doesn't always work with a windmill. When the wind goes off, the plant isn't working. It doesn't always work with solar because solar's just not strong enough, and a lot of them want to go to wind, which has caused a lot of problems."

He concluded: "I don't like it, I don't like it."

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