Barack Obama keeps destroying traditions.
Former Presidents do not criticize the current occupant of the Oval Office.
So Obama’s latest attack on Trump was an unbelievable betrayal that stunned Americans.
Donald Trump announced he was pulling out of the Paris Accord.
This global warming agreement was Obama’s signature achievement in taking the United States down a peg to the level of just another nation.
Globalists like Obama don’t believe in American exceptionalism and insist we must be punished for our success by having our wealth and jobs redistributed to other nations around the globe.
Trump recognized the Paris deal was nothing but a giant wealth transfer and removed the United States from the agreement.
That did not sit well with Obama, who fired off a statement blasting Trump’s decision.
Former President Barack Obama criticized President Donald Trump for announcing on Thursday that the United States will withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, characterizing the decision as America vacating its leadership role on the world stage.
Obama, who has refrained from commenting on his successor’s every action in office, did not name Trump in his statement, but nonetheless made clear that he believes Trump’s plan to exit the 2015 agreement will hurt America, economically and otherwise.
“The nations that remain in the Paris Agreement will be the nations that reap the benefits in jobs and industries created,” Obama said. “I believe the United States of America should be at the front of the pack. But even in the absence of American leadership; even as this Administration joins a small handful of nations that reject the future; I’m confident that our states, cities, and businesses will step up and do even more to lead the way, and help protect for future generations the one planet we’ve got.”
Describing the accord as “the first-ever global agreement to set the world on a low-carbon course and protects the world we leave to our children,” Obama said it was only possible thanks to “steady, principled American leadership on the world stage.”
“It was bold American ambition that encouraged dozens of other nations to set their sights higher as well,” Obama said.
But Trump rejected Obama’s globalist outlook.
He declared he was elected President of the citizens of Pittsburgh and not Paris.
“I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris,” he said to applause from the crowd, which included conservative activists who had pushed for him to exit the agreement…
…“The rest of the world applauded when we signed the Paris agreement,” Trump said Thursday. “They went wild, they were so happy, for the simple reason that it put our country — the United States of America, which we all love — at a very, very big economic disadvantage.
A cynic would say the obvious reason for economic competitors and their wish to see us remain in the agreement is so that we continue to suffer the self-inflicted, major economic wound,” he added.
Trump thrilled Americans who voted for him by putting America first.
That infuriated Obama, who believes the United States is just one member of a so-called “global community.”
But his vision of America was rejected by the voters who chose Trump and his nationalist agenda.
And Trump paid back the voters who put him in office by withdrawing the United States from Obama’s globalist job-killing, economy-wrecking, and wealth redistribution scheme.