In the lead up to President Trump’s official announcement that he was pulling the U.S. from the Paris Climate Accord, the former host of The Apprentice channeled his reality show roots by repeatedly teasing his final decision on Twitter.
I will make my final decision on the Paris Accord next week!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 27, 2017
Despite the fact that sources had already confirmed Trump’s decision a week prior to him making it, the president pretended like he was actually torn, prompting The Daily Show host Trevor Noah to draw a comparison between our commander in chief and one of his reality show counterparts.
“I don’t know what’s worse, the fact that Donald Trump may have doomed the planet or the fact that he announced it like it’s an episode of The Bachelorette,” Noah said. “‘Earth, we had a great time in the hot tub, but I’ve gotta give a rose to coal. My black beauty, I choose you.’”
This wasn’t the first time someone compared Trump’s posturing to a reality show about people trying to get laid. Last week, Lt. Governor of California Gavin Newsom also mocked Trump for the way he was flippantly teasing a decision that could have very real and very dangerous ramifications on the planet.
The only person who seems to not understand the gravity of Trump’s decision, is Trump himself. Leaders both at home and abroad were quick to condemn Trump’s decision. Both Elon Musk and Disney CEO Bob Iger quit the president’s business advisory council, while Apple CEO Tim Cook sent an internal memo condemning Trump’s decision and reaffirming Apple’s commitment to the environment and renewable energy.
Mayors of nearly every major American city were defiant in the wake of Trump’s announcement, and pledged to withhold the Paris Accord despite the federal government’s decision. “President Trump should know that climate change is a dagger aimed straight at the heart of New York City,” New York mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted Wednesday. “We’ll take matters into our own hands.”
Some of the world’s leading magazine’s and newspapers pulled no punches when it came to covering Trump’s decision, including Der Spiegel, the German weekly news magazine known for it’s creative takes on Trump’s presidency.
Cover of this week’s DER SPIEGEL: You’re fired! pic.twitter.com/gVnKDTjwyg— Anonymous (@YourAnonNews) June 2, 2017
Europe’s leaders also expressed their disappointment in the president’s decision. New French president Emmanuel Macron won even more fans stateside, when he directly trolled Trump with a call to “make 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
If Trevor Noah ever wants a vacation, we may have found his replacement.