France is taunting Donald Trump on the Paris Agreement — again. This time, the French government remade a White House video by editing captions that explain why the Paris climate accord was a “bad deal” for the US, complete with what it views as corrections to the Trump administration’s stance on the deal.
The video, posted on Twitter by the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, is France’s latest challenge of President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of the United Nations-brokered deal, which seeks to limit global temperature rises by 2100 to 2 degrees Celsius above levels recorded before industrialization.
In the original 40-second US video, the first slide reads, “The Paris Accord is a bad deal for America.” The new French version tweaks that line to read, “Leaving the Paris Accord is a bad deal for America and the world.”
— France Diplomacy🇫🇷 (@francediplo_EN) June 2, 2017
The French video goes on to refute the main arguments in the US video using new slides with text edits. For example, the US version asserts that the climate deal “undermines US competitiveness and jobs.”
WATCH the original White House video below: