Quartz presents the video of French President Emmanuel Macron’s response to Donald Trump’s announcement to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement. It’s an amazing speech. In English.


“…On the evening of Donald Trump’s announcement that the US would pull out of the Paris climate deal, Emmanuel Macron launched a three-pronged communications blitz against Trump about the perilous consequences of his decision.

He spoke to the US president for five minutes in a “direct” exchange via telephone after Trump’s announcement, according to a French presidential source. Macron reportedly told Trump that France would keep working with the US, but not on climate change. He also issued a joint statement with Germany and Italy affirming that the Paris accords would not be renegotiated.

But his strongest reprimand came in a televised address the same night from the Élysée Palace…”

Roya Wolverson

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Now, that’s leadership.

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