FIG: France, Italy and Germany Tell Trump “No”: They are not open to re-negotiating the Paris Climate Agreement
France, Italy and Germany (FIG) Tell Trump to Go Fly a Kite With Re-negotiating Paris Climate Agreement
France, Italy and Germany (FIG) stand up to Donald Trump. The leaders of the 3 European powerhouses issued a joint statement today indicating that neither of the three countries nor the other members of the European Union are open to re-negotiating the Paris Climate Agreement.
President Trump infamously deep-sixed the Paris Climate Agreement on June 1 2017, stating in part that the deal was entered into out of “desperation” by President Obama’s administration. President Trump indicated, however, that he was open to “re-negotiate” the deal (he has said similar things about the Iran deal).
But FIG – France, Italy and Germany, told him to go fly a kite. They did not say this in so many words but the joint communiqué that they issued basically amounts to telling him to go fly a kite.
With Great Britain sidelined by BREXIT, FIG is now the center of power in the European Union. The leaders of FIG – Emmanuel Macron, Paolo Gentiloni and Angela Merkel – appear resolute in their stance against Trump and pro the Paris Climate Accord.
Although, it is early yet. FIG – France, Italy and Germany could yet turn around and change their minds. Doubtful if Trump will change his but FIG could change theirs.
You do have to give President Trump and A+ about knowing how to change the headlines. Nobody but nobody is interested in Jared Kushner after this bombshell on Climate Change.
Brilliant, Mr Trump!