POLITICS
06/02/2017 07:37 am ET Updated Jun 02, 2017

Donald Trump Hits The Retweet Button Hard To Justify Paris Climate Deal Exit

Facing global criticism, the president seeks solace on Twitter.

President Donald Trump is facing mounting criticism from world leaders and citizens alike for his decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement.

So he’s turned to his favorite social media platform in an apparent effort to find support and justify a decision that analysts say has brought America’s era of global leadership to an end.

Trump took some time out on Friday morning to share complimentary comments that he had seen on Twitter:

In a matter of minutes, Trump retweeted seven flattering posts from political allies, Fox & Friends and his son Eric Trump. He even managed to squeeze in an extra plug for his upcoming appearance on the Fox network.

The congratulatory tone of the tweets are in stark contrast, however, to comments from fellow leaders, celebrities and citizens.

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau has said he is “deeply disappointed” at the news, while France’s new president Emmanuel Macron appealed to U.S. citizens to help “make the planet great again.”

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