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‘Make Our Planet Great Again’: Macron Tells Trump It’s a ‘Mistake’ to Pull Out of Paris Accord

Following President Donald Trump’s announcement this afternoon that he was pulling the United States out of the Paris Climate Agreement, French President Emmanuel Macron released a videotaped speech in response, criticizing his American counterpart for exiting the accord.

“Today the president of the United States, Donald Trump, announced his decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement,” he said, speaking in English. “I do respect this decision but I do think it is an actual mistake both for the U.S. and for our planet.”

While stating that France does still believe in the United States, he did present a potentially dangerous future ahead if nothing is done to combat climate change.

“If we do nothing, our children will know a world of migrations, of wars, of shortage,” Macron noted. “A dangerous world. It is not a future we want for ourselves. It is not a future we want for our children. It is not a future we want for our world.”

The French leader then ended his remarks by invoking Trump’s famous campaign slogan.

“Wherever we live, whoever we are, we all share the same responsibility,” he stated. “Make our planet great again.”

Something he reiterated on his personal Twitter account:

It was reported that during a phone call with Trump today following POTUS’s announcement, Macron pointed out that the Paris climate accord was not renegotiable. During his speech today, Trump said he would look at reentering the agreement if it could be negotiated.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she regretted the United States’ move but that she’d keep working to “save our Earth.” The Vatican reacted by saying Trump’s decision was a “slap in the face.”

Watch the remarks above.

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