Swedish climate minister appears to mock Trump administration with all-women photo

Swedish climate minister appears to mock Trump administration with all-women photo
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Swedish Deputy Prime Minister and Climate Minister Isabella Lövin appeared to mock the Trump administration with a photo of herself surrounded by women as she signs a climate law.

In the photo, Lövin stares straight at the camera and is surrounded by seven women as she signs a law that set a goal of phasing out fossil fuels by 2045.

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The photo bears a resemblance to an image of President Trump signing an executive order on his third day in office to restrict funds for overseas organizations that provide abortion services or support abortion rights.

In the photo, Trump is surrounded by Vice President Pence and six male advisers.

Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) presented the photo on the House floor last week.

“Look at this picture. Where are the women?” Maloney asked. “Yesterday, the president signed an executive order affecting and restricting healthcare for millions of women across the world while no woman was present.”

A spokesman for Lövin did not say whether it was a direct response to the Trump photo.

“You can interpret it as you want,” a spokesperson told BuzzFeed.

“It’s more that Sweden is a feminist government and this is a very important law that we just decided on. We need climate leadership in the world today. And to make the Paris agreement happen we need climate leadership. I would ask everyone to make their own interpretation.”