Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau distinguished Donald Trump from the United States in his tweet about the Paris Agreement exit.
Trudeau tweeted: “We are deeply disappointed that the United States federal government has decided to withdraw from the Paris Agreement.”
We are deeply disappointed that the United States federal government has decided to withdraw from the Paris Agreement.
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) June 1, 2017
He continued, “Canada is unwavering in our commitment to fight climate change and support clean economic growth.”
Notice he wrote “the United States federal government” not the United States. In other words, he’s making it all about Donald Trump. More countries will do this because Trump is not credible. In fact, he’s a joke that went too far.
Former President Barack Obama also slammed Trump’s announcement, saying it amounts to a “lack of American leadership.”
Other world leaders are slamming Trump’s actions:
French President Emmanuel Macron
— Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) June 1, 2017
Prime Minister of Belgium Charles Michel
— Charles Michel (@CharlesMichel) June 1, 2017
German Chancellor Angela Merkel (new leader of the free world):
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she regrets US climate move, will keep working to `save our Earth'
— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) June 1, 2017
Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni
#Clima Non facciamo passi indietro da Accordo Parigi. Italia Impegnata per riduzione emissioni, energie rinnovabili, sviluppo sostenibile
— Paolo Gentiloni (@PaoloGentiloni) June 1, 2017
President of the European Council Donald Tusk
.@realDonaldTrump please don't change the (political) climate for the worse.
— Donald Tusk (@eucopresident) June 1, 2017
Others weighing in:
— SwedishPM (@SwedishPM) June 1, 2017
United States has stopped being the leader of the free world. @realDonaldTrump, single handed, took care of that.
— Vicente Fox Quesada (@VicenteFoxQue) June 1, 2017
— Børge Brende (@borgebrende) June 1, 2017
Expect to see more talk of trade retaliation if Trump withdraws. Here's Merkel's challenger for German chancellor: https://t.co/SlQycYByu8
— Andrew Restuccia (@AndrewRestuccia) June 1, 2017
Angela Merkel w/ Chinese Premier Li Keqiang: “I think it is a joyous fact that China sticks to the Paris Climate Accord."
— David Wright (@DavidWright_CNN) June 1, 2017
— Yahoo News (@YahooNews) May 30, 2017