Barack Obama Takes Subtle Jabs At Trump For Lack Of U.S. Leadership In Paris Accord, Defends Michelle

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In two different occasions, former U.S. President Barack Obama took subtle jabs at the actions demonstrated by the current administration led by Donald Trump, without directly naming him in his speeches, on the use of social media and America’s commitment to climate change.

People are associating his wise move to the 1992 flick Far and Away which immortalized the line, “There’s no need to state the obvious, boy.”

According to Reuters, Barack Obama lamented the lack of U.S. leadership in the fight against climate change during a visit to Paris on Saturday, after his Republican successor announced U.S. withdrawal from the landmark global deal in June.

Poking fun at the absurd situation he was in, Obama drew his French audience into laughter, saying, “I grant you that at the moment we have a temporary absence of American leadership on the issue.”

Despite the lack of support from the Trump administration, the former president guaranteed that various American states, cities, and private business sectors pledged their support to the worldwide initiative countering the effects of climate change.

Prior to his Paris engagement, Obama attended a leadership conference on Friday in New Delhi where he spoke about various topics, which also included America’s commitment to climate change. This time he particularly talked about the responsible use of social media and being mindful of the kind of message being shared on the platform.