President Trump declined to join in the G7 declaration to uphold the Paris accord on climate change on Saturday, according to a report.
Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the U.K. all reaffirmed their "strong commitment" to the Paris agreement, which the United States signed on to in 2015 under former President Barack Obama.
According to Politico, one senior EU official said that leaders have recognized that Trump is center-stage on the U.S. debate revolving around the Paris agreement. They official expressed appreciation for Trump's consideration in possibly upholding the deal and now want to give him time to decide.
"I will make my final decision on the Paris Accord next week," Trump tweeted Saturday morning
National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn told reporters in Sicily on Friday that the president is still considering whether the U.S. should stick to the agreement or withdraw.
More than 20 key Republican senators sent a letter to Trump on Thursday asking him to leave the Paris agreement, saying it poses a "significant litigation risk." On the other side of the aisle, Democrats are fighting for Trump to uphold the agreement.