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.”
Check it out (per BizPacReview):
“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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