The point he is making is that he is sick of the US dancing to the climate change drum whilst countries like China don’t, therefore making US companies more noncompetitive globally.
All world leaders do it - some more extreme than others.
Here are some from Obama:
Does he mean that imagination literally solves problems?
Obama said this post election in 2008. Again, I don;t think he meant this literally but rather as a figure of speech. If we took this statement literally then it would read that Obama thinks that he alone has the power to halt climate change.
Obama on best how to handle US foreign policy.
Now I’m sure his entire foreign policy had a bit more nuance than that.
There are many, many more.