Obama: ‘We have a temporary absence of American leadership’ on climate change

Obama: ‘We have a temporary absence of American leadership’ on climate change

[Ed. – As opposed the previous eight years, when we had a temporary absence of American leadership on everything else.]

While speaking to a group of business leaders in Paris, former President Barack Obama said there is a “temporary absence of American leadership” when it comes to tackling climate change.

“I grant you that at the moment we have a temporary absence of American leadership on the issue,” the former president noted, which was met with laughter from the room full of French former ministers and CEOs at the invite-only event, according to Reuters.

However, he noted, “you’re seeing American companies and states and cities continuing to work” to meet targets and stay on track.

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According to ABC News, the swipe at the current administration was part of a speech Obama delivered at the event, “Fear Less, Innovate More.”

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