Macron teams up with Schwarzeneggar to take swipe at Trump

On the plus side, under Macron, it appears that French relations with Germany, led by Chancellor Angela Merkel, already appear to be good. He’s a great leader.”One man cannot destroy our progress”, Schwarzenegger said, referring to Trump, and adding, “One man can’t stop our clean energy revolution”.The environmental comrades in arms – both of whom have been critical of President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the US out of the Paris Agreement – shot a brief video selfie together on Friday at the Élysée Palace in Paris, after meeting to discuss all things green. It also keeps a fragile balance of people from left, right and centre and has one more woman than men.”I’m here with President Macron, we are talking about the environmental issues, the green future”, the Hollywood star-turned-politician said as he was flanked by an upbeat Macron.”One man can not destroy our progress”.Macron, for his part, has vowed to uphold the Paris climate agreement after Trump announced that the USA would pull out of it.Schwarzenegger blasted Trump over his rhetoric as president and seeming divisiveness on the campaign trail.Macron coined his “great planet” line – a pointed twist on Donald Trump’s “make America great again” catchphrase – after Trump announced early this month that he was backing out of the Paris climate accords.”To all scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, responsible citizens who were disappointed by the decision of the president of the United States, I want to say that they will find in France a second homeland”, he said in a speech.”We need to be reassured about the work we’re going to do, because it’s unknown territory”.Macron, who has made clear his differences with Trump notably on climate change, invited Trump and his wife Melania to attend the July 14 parade in Paris.Mr Macron – who along with a number of other European leaders has decried the decision to have America withdraw from the deal – has called on USA scientists to emigrate to France.In effect, the French dispatched the nation’s two traditional parties – the Republicans and the Socialists – to the political boneyard and rid the political system, for the time being, of its far-left and far-right parties as well.