Macron trolls Trump with ‘Make Our Planet Great Again’ website
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French President Emmanuel Macron launched a website Thursday aimed at combatting climate change, inviting American scientists to work in France following President Trump's withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement.

The website's name —“Make Our Planet Great Again" — is a play on Trump’s campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again.”

“Faced with the climatic skepticism of the new government of the United States, President Emmanuel Macron invited American scientists to come work in France,” the website reads.

The website also touts France’s science and technology sectors in an apparent sales pitch to American scientists.

“You may know our research hubs, such as La Sorbonne or Paris-Saclay. These are the places you have to come work in to develop new initiatives for our planet,” the page says.

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The website gained traction among scientists unhappy with Trump’s decision on Paris, which made the United States one of only three countries in the world to withdraw from the nonbinding agreement.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The newly elected French president debuted his play on Trump’s slogan in a video criticizing Trump's decision to pull the U.S. out of the climate accord.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, a supporter of the Paris deal, emphasized that the president was not walking away from the science community, saying Trump believes climate change is “still important” and wants to “stay engaged on the issue.”

Trump’s rationale for pulling the U.S. out of the nearly 200-nation deal was to save American jobs, something he claimed the deal hindered.

“The bottom line is that the Paris accord is very unfair at the highest level to the United States,” Trump said last month.