UPDATE: I beg Nicaragua's pardon — that nation didn't agree because it's greener than the agreement. Wow. So it's just the U.S. and Syria.
Today, Donald Trump announced, with typical uninformed grandiosity, that the United States would join Nicaragua and Syria ...
NICARAGUA AND SYRIA!!!
He gave a lot of fake numbers and kept talking up shit like coal ...
... while claiming his decision was in the best interest of the U.S. taxpayers.
Trump also quipped that he was elected by Pittsburgh, not Paris (the accord is not actually about Paris), which is a laugh riot because Pittsburgh voted against him in droves.
French President Macron issued a speech recorded in English aimed at U.S. citizens that felt a lot like what you do when trying to reach an oppressed people, bypassing their leaders, that ended with the instantly iconic dig that he hopes we will all:
Make the our planet great again.
! Macron ends his speech in English: “Make our planet great again. Thank you.” https://t.co/CWId0QUu7G— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) June 1, 2017
I seriously don't know what is going to happen, but the longer Trump is in power, the closer the world slides toward an early death.
The U.S. is no longer a world leader, but a world problem — a big, powerful entity perfectly willing to do wrong.
We will all pay for this.