Donald Trump has faced heavy criticism for scheduling an appearance at a religious freedom event scheduled for the same time as the climate summit, so the “president” who disbelieves in man-made climate change, stopped by the summit for a 15-minute photo-op. Most Americans see climate change as a major issue but Donnie has referred to it in the past as a Chinese hoax.
Trump’s brief appearance at the summit occurred after climate activists blocked major intersections in Washington, D.C. early Monday morning in protest ahead of this week’s United Nation’s climate gathering in New York City, with 60 countries attending the summit.
As Trump was seated next to vice-president Mike Pence in the auditorium at the United Nations, his newest BFF Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India began speaking at the event. And it was a kind of weird moment, to say the least.
“The world needs to act now,” Modi said, which prompted applause from Trump, who again, is a climate change denier, and shocked the world by pulling the U.S. out of the Paris climate accord.
Of course, with the summit and Trump attending the U.N. assembly, the “president” somehow made time to launch tweets in order to deflect from his newest scandal over his phone call with Ukraine’s leader. Trump yelled at former vice-president Joe Biden on Twitter, the whistleblower, Adam Schiff, and the Democrats.
Meanwhile, Trump’s photo-op followed a week of international protests and marches that drew attention to the climate crisis, as millions of people took to the streets.
The world’s youngest climate activist did not seem to approve of Donnie’s presence.
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But, Trump felt that speaking at the religious freedom gathering was much more important than the climate crisis.
Trump told the alleged people at the event that the U.S. would dedicate “$25 million to protect religious freedom, religious sites, and relics.” The former reality show star added that the U.S. will be “forming a coalition of US businesses for the protection of religious freedom.”
Trump went on to say that he is the first U.S. president to host such a meeting, according to CNN. “That’s very sad in many ways,” he said, then added that the issue is one of his “highest priorities.”
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