Then, he proceeded to make the following claim: "POTUS jealous of Obama accomplishments," Kaine tweeted Thursday. "But in the end, American innovative spirit is stronger than his insecurities."
Despite Trump's decision, Kaine wrote that "U.S. private sector, researchers, cities, towns and states will lead clean energy revolution despite lack of leadership from WH & President."
"Virginians are already dealing with rising sea levels, increasing costs of flood insurance, and more extreme storms," Kaine said in a statement in early May.
"In a historic show of unity, America joined virtually every other country in pledging reductions to carbon pollution that will make our planet cleaner tomorrow than today," he continued. "I urge the Trump Administration not to turn over America’s international leadership role on climate change and clean energy to China by retreating from our place at the table."