French President Emmanuel Macron addressed Congress on Wednesday and knocked President Donald Trump and his lack of action on climate change. Much to the dismay of Republicans, Macron spoke about the importance of preserving and protecting our planet, rather than continuing to support arcane and dirty fossil fuels, such as coal.
In his joint address to Congress, French President Emmanuel Macron called out lawmakers and President Trump for prioritizing the coal industry over action on climate change. pic.twitter.com/XgIPu8xjyk
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Jabbing at Trump's campaign slogan, "Make America Great Again," the 40-year-old French president said that the whole world needs to work together to ensure a clean, sustainable future with good jobs, a healthy environment, and opportunity for all.
"Let us work together in order to make our planet great again and create new jobs and new opportunities while safeguarding our Earth," Macron said. "I am sure one day the United States will come back and join the Paris agreement... there is no planet B."
How is the bromance going now
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Even before he launched his campaign in 2015, Trump has called the Paris Climate Accord a bad deal for America. The international agreement aims to cut global emissions and prevent average temperatures from rising 2 degrees Celsius, which scientists say would be calamitous for the planet. Last June, Trump said he was open to amending the deal. "If we can, that's great," Trump said. "And if we can't, that's fine."
Democrats met Macron's statements with thunderous applause. "Vive la France!" yelled New York Democratic Representative Joe Crowley. Predictably, Republicans were far less thrilled.
French President is a socialist militarist globalist science-alarmist... the dark future of the American Democratic Party.
— Thomas Massie (@RepThomasMassie) April 25, 2018
Twitter loved Macron's bold decision to call out the United States on our willful dismissal of the reality of climate change.
That's b*lls right there. He's absolutely right, but for a guest to come into YOUR own house and tell y'all you're doing it wrong and F'ing it up for everybody else takes some guts - Encore @EmmanuelMacron , encore! 😂https://t.co/DHnm5mOceF
— reydelaplaya (@reydelaplaya) April 25, 2018
Indeed - let's make this planet great again. It's not rocket science. We need a solution that embraces all of us that inhabit this planet - not just the elite few.
— Dr Elaine Hardy (@DrElaineHardy) April 25, 2018
@msnbc @CNNPolitics Macron is smooth... Maybe we need the French to come to our aid once again when we are being threatened by an oppressive ruler. Via la France!
— XP (@ironmanxp) April 25, 2018