Trump is such a blundering ass.
The Orange Idiot, instead of walking with the other leaders, decided to take his golf cart through Sicily. While other leaders were walking only 700 yards and no doubt discussing important details for the summit, he decided to stand around waiting for a golf cart!
Even worse, he was late for the photo, which was the whole reason they were walking there anyways.
And that wasn't the only problem. Because of Trump and the US, the G7 summit was unable to reach consensus on the Paris Agreement.
— The Oxbridge Group (@OxbridgeGroup) May 27, 2017
In fact, G7 leaders have said in their final communique that they were unable to bridge the divide with the US and their climate change stance.
“The United States of America is in the process of reviewing its policies on climate change and on the Paris Agreement and thus is not in a position to join the consensus on these topics,” the communique stated.
In other words, Trump's being an ass and ignoring the people who actually know what they're talking about.
“Understanding this process, the heads of state and of government of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United Kingdom and the presidents of the European Council and of the European Commission reaffirm their strong commitment to swiftly implement the Paris Agreement,” it added.
From The Independent:
Under pressure from allies, Mr Trump backed a pledge to fight protectionism, but refused to endorse the global Paris climate change accord, saying he needed more time to decide, with European diplomats frustrated at having to revisit questions they hoped were long settled.
Mr Trump, who has previously called global warming a hoax, tweeted that he would make a decision next week on whether to back the 2015 Paris Agreement on curbing carbon emissions following lengthy discussions with G7 partners.
“The entire discussion about climate was very difficult, if not to say very dissatisfying,” German Chancellor Angela Merkel said. “There are no indications whether the United States will stay in the Paris Agreement or not.”
Climate action groups were quick to condemn Mr Trump’s actions.
Roberto Barbieri, Executive Director of Oxfam Italy, said: “President Trump, more than anyone else, has assumed the role of spoiler-in-chief – blocking agreement on many of these key concerns that affect millions of the world’s poorest people.
“It is courageous that six of the G7 countries stood up to him and reaffirmed their commitment to deliver on the climate deal made in 2015,” he added.
Alden Meyer, director of strategy and policy at the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) said that Mr Trump “waffling” on the issue of whether to stay in or leave the accord was deeply damaging.
He went on to say that Trump's irresponsible actions is a “threat to every American’s health and future prosperity.”
Those are strong words coming from an authority on the topic. Do you think Trump will listen? No? Me neither.
H/T: The Independent