Over the last 24 hours, the headlines news has been dominated by Donald Trump and his decision to withdraw the United States from the historic paris climate accord. As criticism continues to come down on the White House, Sean Spicer was forced to address the issue during his latest press briefing.

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Before Donald Trump announced his candidacy for president back in June 2015, he dipped his toes into the waters of American politics.

One remark that has stood out was his claim that climate change and global warming is a "hoax" created by the Chinese. Trump's climate change denial was highlighted and promoted on the campaign trail, which resonated well with the majority of his supporters and other conservatives. In addition to his "hoax" tweet, Vox reported on Thursday that the president has tweeted 115 times about his skepticism over global warming since 2011.

Supporters of the president and others on the right have made denying the science behind climate change part of their political agenda, with many mocking liberals for focusing on "weather." This issue came to a head when Trump stood in the Rose Garden at the White House and made his decision official to pull the United States out of the Paris climate accord. While fans of the president cheered him on, many others pushed back, including experts in the scientific community.

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These issues were highlighted during an awkward press conference with Sean Spicer, as reported by CBS News on June 2.

While speaking to reporters on Friday, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer did his best to deflect away from questions regrading Donald Trump's opinion on climate change.

"What does the president actually believe. Does he still believe it is a hoax?" one reporter asked, before adding, "Could you clarify that since nobody else in the White House can?" "I've not had the opportunity to have that discussion," Spicer replied.

Climate pressure mounts

Another reporter doubled down, asking once again where Donald Trump stood on the issue of climate change.

"I have not had an opportunity to specifically talk to the president about that" Sean Spicer replied. Prior to Spicer taking the podium, reporters, including MSNBC's Karen Finney, did their best to get that answer from EPA Chief Scott Pruitt, who also refused to give a clear answer.

"It's not indicated!" Scott Pruitt said in regards to Donald Trump's view on the issue at hand.

As the pressure continues to mount on the administration, it's unknown when Trump will clarify his stance on climate change and the science behind it.

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