President Obama Jabs Trump Over Paris Climate Deal In Indonesia

Former US President Barack Obama delivers a speech during the 4th Congress of Indonesian Diaspora in Jakarta on July 1, 2017. Former US President Barack Obama called for the Indonesian people to respect each other despite their differences, in his first Asian speech after presidency on July 1, amid tensions in Indonesia over ethnicity and religion. / AFP PHOTO / ADEK BERRY (Photo credit should read ADEK BERRY/AFP/Getty Images)

In the midst of hopping from one luxurious vacation to the next, President Obama paused to take a swipe at President Trump over the Paris Climate Agreement.

Obama described the current state of American politics as a “temporary absence of American leadership.”

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“In Paris, we came together around the most ambitious agreement in history about climate change,” Obama said. “An agreement that even with the temporary absence of American leadership, can still give our children a fighting chance.”

The divisive former president then spoke of togetherness as he cautioned against “an aggressive kind of nationalism” — surely, another jab at Trump.

“The challenges of our times, whether it’s economic inequality, changing climate, terrorism, mass migration; these are really challenges and we’re going to have to confront them together,” Obama said.

Obama made the comments on the tail end of a 10-day vacation in Indonesia.

Obama addressed a couple of topics getting plenty of attention under the Trump administration: religious freedom and freedom of the press.

After noting that his father “was raised a Muslim,” the ex-president said, “If you are strong in your own faith then you should not be worried about someone else’s faith.”

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He also made a point to suggest that standing up for tolerance is critical to ongoing national progression.