Published: Sat, July 15, 2017
Entertaiment | By Simon Arnold

Donald Trump hints at change in USA position on Paris Climate Accord

Donald Trump hints at change in USA position on Paris Climate Accord

"#Trump telling France's First Lady "you're in such good shape" epitomizes men toeing the line between compliment & sexual harassment", Twitter user Alex Berg (@AlexfromPhilly) wrote.

Trump had appeared isolated at a meeting of world leaders last weekend in Germany over his decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris global climate change agreement and his protectionist stance on trade. During a joint appearance, Macron and Trump took note of their policy differences while mentioning that "it's important to keep communicating" as the two nations shared "major common goals".

The US president withdrew from the 2015 Paris climate agreement last month, citing moves to negotiate a new "fair" deal that would not disadvantage US businesses.

Trump said he originally had no plans to attend, but he made a decision to accept the invitation of Macron when he considered the date's importance in French and American history.

In a speech after the flypast, Mr Macron said: "Mr Trump's presence at my side is a sign of an enduring friendship and I want to thank him". "We'll see what happens". And if it happens, that will be wonderful.

This leaves open the possibility of him reconsidering the decision to pull USA out of the Paris climate agreement.

The purported objective behind taking the meeting was to gather damaging information on Hillary Clinton, Trump's opponent in the November election.

Trump had alleged that the Paris accord was soft on leading polluters like China and India.

The Paris celebrations of Bastille Day are expected to end with a spectacular fireworks display fired from near the Eiffel Tower.

"But we will talk about that over the coming period of time", he said.

Trump is scheduled to remain in France on Friday for the celebration of Bastille Day.

It was unclear whether US President Donald Trump, guest of honour for the ceremony, was familiar with the 2013 global hit featuring US singer Pharrell Williams or other Daft Punk songs which formed part of the final medley.

He spoke on a visit to mark the French national day and to commemorate the 100th anniversary of United States intervention in World War I. This year's event also coincides with the centenary of America entering World War I.

"Beautiful", Trump said, turning to the first lady of France.

He then turned to her husband and repeated the comment.

The irony of Trump's off-the-cuff sexist remark as pointed out by media reports is that the age difference between the Macrons and the Trumps is nearly identical, except that it is in reverse.

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