France Helpfully Edits White House Video on Paris Accord

And Macron continues to tweak Trump over his decision to pull out
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 3, 2017 10:29 AM CDT
France Helpfully Edits White House Video on Paris Accord
France helpfully edited a White House video on the Paris climate agreement.   (Twitter)

Since President Trump announced Thursday he was pulling the US out of the Paris climate agreement, France has been relentlessly dragging the White House. CNN reports the dragging now includes the French government tweeting a remixed version of a White House video on the agreement Friday. The new version of the video, created by the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, pencils in corrections to the original. For example, the White House's video claims the agreement was a "bad deal for the US"; it was changed to say leaving the agreement is the bad deal. The edited video also points out that companies like Microsoft and Exxon Mobil think the Paris agreement is good for the US economy and that the deal was "comprehensively"—not "badly"—negotiated by former President Obama, according to the Hill.

The video comes after new French President Emmanuel Macron tweaked Trump by pledging to "make the planet great again" and reasserting American greatness despite Trump's actions. In a live broadcast in English, Macron offered France as a "second homeland" for US climate scientists, as well as "all scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, responsible citizens," telling them, "Come here and work with us," the Independent reports. "I wish to tell the United States, France believes in you—the world believes in you," Macron added. (Read more Paris Agreement stories.)

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