Arnold Schwarzenegger and Emmanuel Macron meet in France to discuss environmental and climate change issues
Mr.Schwarzenegger and President Macron met in Paris to discuss the Paris climate change agreement and combating global warming, marking the occasion and their budding friendship with a short selfie video in which they take a not-so-subtle dig at President Trump.
Mr.Schwarzenegger posted the video to his Twitter, captioned “with President Macron, a great leader”.
After Mr. Schwarzenegger declares the two are discussing environmental issues and climate change, President Macron concludes the video by saying: “And now we will deliver together to make our planet great again,” – a play on Trump’s campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again”.
Following Trump’s announcement that the United States would no longer be a part of the Paris climate accord, President Macron as well as numerous environmental advocates criticized his decision. Mayors, governors and business representatives across the US pledged to meet the agreement’s goals despite Trump’s withdrawal.
President Macron went as far as to issue an English address on French TV disparaging Trump’s decision and issuing a “corrected” climate change video in response to the one produced by Trump’s administration.
Ongoing clash between Mr. Schwarzenegger and President Trump
The trip to Paris and subsequent video follows an ongoing feud between President Trump and Mr. Schwarzenegger that began when Trump criticized Schwarzenegger’s supposedly low ratings on his reality show Celebrity Apprentice.
Schwarzenegger responded to Trump’s criticism bluntly on a Twitter video that he and Trump should “exchange jobs”, so “people could finally sleep comfortably again”.
Following Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris climate change accord, Schwarzenegger posted a short video on Twitter stating: “One man cannot destroy our progress. One man can’t stop our clean energy revolution. And one man can’t go back in time”.
He ended the video with a light reference to his time-traveling character in the Terminator movies, adding “Only I can do that.”