Barack Obama Has More Twitter Followers Than Trump And He Knows It

Barack Obama Has More Twitter Followers Than Trump And He Knows It

Huffington Post just reported that the former president Barack Obama is throwing shade at his replacement, Donald Trump.

Meetings with Hollande and the Paris mayor, Anne Hidalgo, were also on the agenda. Further, he did not gear the speech around politics, for he was speaking to a room mostly filled with French CEOs, but that's how some are choosing to read his words.

Yet Obama made plenty of veiled references, from climate change to the perils of using Twitter.

Obama was more direct in criticising Trump's threat to leave the 2015 Paris climate accord on slashing global carbon emissions. Though the US may be the only country that opposes the accord, Obama assured the audience that plenty of measures are being taken by state and local governments, as well as corporations, to combat the issue.

During the UN climate change conference in Germany last month, some 20 USA states, 110 cities and more than 1,400 businesses - which they said represented a bigger economy than any nation outside the U.S. and China - pledged to honor the commitment made in Paris.

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This movement prompted millions of women to speak out about sexual assault and sexual harassment that they had experienced. Time also named the Dreamers - young adults whose legal status in the United States was put in limbo this year.

Barack Obama called for more women to be put in positions of power "because men seem to be having some problems these days".

Back in the U.S., President Trump gave a speech in the Rose Garden after deciding to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord.

Macron and Trump are also at odds on the issue of the Iranian nuclear deal negotiated by the Obama administration, which the French leader wants to save.

The Paris summit follows another high-level gathering on climate change in the German city of Bonn last month where around 25 heads of government met, including Macron, who called climate change "the most significant struggle of our time".

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