White House advisers postpone Paris climate deal meeting

A Tuesday meeting of President Donald Trump’s most senior advisers to discuss whether to remain in the Paris climate change agreement has been postponed, an administration official told POLITICO.

Trump’s advisers have been divided over the agreement, which was backed by nearly 200 nations in 2015.

Chief strategist Steve Bannon and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt have called for the U.S. to withdraw from the agreement, but other Trump advisers such as senior adviser Jared Kushner are said to be in support of staying.

The advisers hope to make a recommendation to the president, who is expected to issue a final decision on the U.S. participation in the pact by late May.

It’s unclear when the meeting will be rescheduled.