Former Vice President Al GoreAl GoreTrump’s isolationism on full display at international climate talks Overnight Energy: Trump officials defend fossil fuels, nuclear at UN climate summit | Dems commit to Paris goals | Ex-EPA lawyers slam 'sue and settle' policy Al Gore: A new president in 2020 could keep US in Paris agreement MORE said in an interview that aired on Sunday that the global community knows the U.S. is going through a “tough stretch” under President Trump.

“The rest of the world, like many of us here in the U.S., are kind of looking at President Trump — and I know some people are really still all for him and everything — but the majority are trying to make sense of how this presidency is unfolding,” Gore told CBS News’s Lee Cowan on “CBS Sunday Morning.”

“I think the rest of the world's doing the same thing, and so they may not put the full blame on our country as a whole. They recognize we're going through a tough stretch here,” he continued.

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Gore, who has spent much of his post-vice presidential life working to highlight the threat of climate change, said Trump’s decision to leave the Paris accord has energized the global community to unite behind the agreement.

“It's galvanized the rest of the world. And it's galvanized a lot of states, and cities, and business leaders here in the U.S.,” Gore said.

“The rest of the world is expressing determination to go even further even faster, and that's a really good thing. Those who were worried the U.S. would be isolated, there are some dangers there. But it's really the president who's more isolated now in the aftermath of this. At least that's what it looks like to me,” he continued.

Gore’s comments follow several of Trump's trips abroad in an effort to build stronger ties with key U.S. allies.

French President Emmanuel Macron told the Journal du Dimanche newspaper on Sunday that he and Trump discussed the U.S.’s climate stance during his visit to Paris last week, according to The Associated Press.

“He said he would try to find a solution in the coming months. We spoke in detail about what could allow him to return to the Paris deal,” the French leader said. 

The leaders said last Thursday they did not reach a breakthrough on the deal during Trump's visit, but would discuss the matter in the future.