Obama to meet French presidents, past and present, on Paris trip
05 December, 2017, 02:39 | Author: Edward Snyder
Former US president Barack Obamasaid Friday that social media powers like Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter are leading to "snap judgements to complex issues" and warned leaders to think before tweeting.
Without naming him directly, Obama chided the "temporary absence of American leadership" when it comes to climate change and the current administration's decision to pull out of the Paris climate agreement.
Obama was responding to a question about leadership qualities for the future, at the event organized by a network of communications professionals known as "Les Napoleons".
While the current president spent his weekend badmouthing the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Twitter, his predecessor, former President Barack Obama, was in Paris speaking about the great need for more women in elected office.
Obama's comments quickly went viral, as news sites implied the former president was calling on Americans to elect more women into Congress.
Some also wonder if Obama boasted about his Twitter following, which is nearly double the size of Trump's.
Obama would not be drawn into other questions about the USA administration at the appearance where he called "destructive populism" a threat to modern democracy.
Macron had rolled out the red carpet for Trump in July, hosting him as a guest of honour for Bastille Day celebrations when he sought - unsuccessfully - to change the United States leader's mind on pulling out of the Paris climate change agreement.
He said: "I think for example that the European Union needs to recognise that micro-managing every single aspect of life within Europe gets people frustrated".
Earlier this year, Trump declared that the US would no longer be a part of the landmark 2015 accord with 196 countries, claiming the non-binding agreement imposed unfair standards on American businesses and workers.
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