Obama trolls Trump over climate change, says America lacks leadership

Former US president Barack Obama was repeatedly asked about his successor, President Donald Trump, at a New Delhi symposium but stuck to a general warning to all high-profile figures to [think before tweeting].

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Obama was more direct in criticising Trump’s threat to leave the 2015 Paris climate accord on slashing global carbon emissions.

“It is an agreement that — even though we have a little bit of a pause in American leadership — is giving our children a fighting chance,” he said.

Trump has threatened several times to withdraw from the Paris accord saying it is crippling US business. He has called for the agreement to be renegotiated.

Obama would not be drawn into other questions about the US administration at the appearance where he called “destructive populism” a threat to modern democracy.

“The thing I love about America and I suspect the thing you love about India is just this cacophony of life and it throws up all kinds of variety,” Obama said in response to one attempt to force a comment on Trump.

“There are political trends in American that I don’t agree with and abide by but I recognize as part of a running thread in American life.”

Obama said he has become “obsessed” with the way news is handled and consumed, particularly by the young.

“We are more connected than ever before but … more and more we are fitting facts to suit our opinions rather than formulating our opinions based on facts,” said Obama, who was in China before visiting India, and next goes to Paris.

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    Sonnyhill

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    Obama invented “leading from behind” . So then, what exactly is “a little bit of pause in American leadership” ? On the Paris Accord, no less!

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    G

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    “Leadership”… As in dropping his pants and bending over to sell out American sovereignty to a bunch of one-world climate change leftists…

    I suppose if you then jut your jaw arrogantly and puff about your own superior intellect, some people may interpret that as leadership. The mainstream media has been sucking that stuff up for years.

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    Spurwing Plover

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    Speak for yourself Obama you lead by Executuve Orders and violating the U.S. Constitution all of your eight years in office

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    amirlach

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    Obama… Still LOSING from Behind.

    The “Paris Accord will do nothing to fix the cLIEmate. It’s just another failed attempt at wealth redistribution.

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    Spurwing Plover

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    Obama just shut your lying piehole you liberal Demac-RAT and member of the Stupid Jackass Party abused power used executive orders and sneered his big fat snout at the law and the U.S. Constitution

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    Gerry

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    “The way news is handled and consumed”

    https://climatechangedispatch.com/obama-trolls-trump-over-climate-change-says-america-lacks-leadership/ “Obama said he has become “obsessed” with the way news is handled and consumed, particularly by the young.” = http://progressive.org/topics/media/

    http://progressive.org/dispatches/small-independent-news-outlets-have-outsized-impact/
    “Individually, none of them is a New York Times or CNN. In fact, too often, philanthropic foundations refuse to support these outlets because they are “too small” and “don’t have enough impact.” What this Science study proves is that when independent news outlets work together to CO_PUBLISH stories on the same topic in the same week, they can have a mighty effect.” = Controlling the message through social media.

    Independent means not connected with another or with each other or separate. But independent news outlets work together to CO_PUBLISH stories. = FAKE NEWS OUTLETS.

    “Co-published” is Obama speak for “If you tell a lie and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. “

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    Sonnyhill

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    Local news outlets have adopted the cut and paste business model in order to survive. It’s a cheaper way to fill the space between the ads.
    We end up with fewer minds contributing to debate. Not good.
    People who get their news from Facebook are mush heads. They want entertainment. They don’t vote because they don’t think it makes a difference. Ask the EPA if an election makes a difference.

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    David Lewis

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    In away I have to agree with Obama. Many US government agencies have green activists left over from Obama that are hard at work using tax payer money to support the climate change fraud. If Trump was an effective leader this would not be happening.

    As nation the United States is taking the lead. We have turned around towards an economical energy policy. We are the first, but others will follow. That is leadership.

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      Sonnyhill

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      Easier said than done. Years ago, Mike Harris tried to tame the Ontario government behemoth. One initiative was ” who does what”. It was effectively stonewalled.
      He then cut every ministry’s budget, hoping that those forced to walk the plank would squawk. Didn’t work, either. Mike Harris was vilified to the point where he strengthened the resolve of the Left. He lost Ontario.
      You need to win the minds of enough voters in order to win the war. Once you win, you need to keep winning. Trump needs to win over the GOP. He hasn’t, yet.

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    JayPee

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    The moslem imposter pig says there’s a lack of leadership ?
    NO
    There is a lack of TREASON in the oval office.

    The current POTUS demonstrated his leadership
    by withdrawing from the
    idiotic blood sucking Paris fraud
    which would have stolen American taxpayers money
    and distributed it to
    terrorist moslem supremacist entities.

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