Obama takes on Trump and men in general at Paris event

Obama takes on Trump and men in general at Paris event

Emanuel, a onetime White House chief of staff under Obama, says local leaders will "make meaningful commitments" to solutions.

Speaking at an invitation-only event organized by a network of communications professionals known as the Napoleons, Obama did not mention President Donald Trump, who announced his withdrawal from the landmark global deal in June.

Obama also said his daughters tried to teach him the unwritten rules of social media, which includes not following the rules of English grammar, to which Obama staunchly opposed the idea.

During his visit on Saturday, he is expected to discuss efforts to uphold the Climate Agreement that was signed in Paris later that year - but which his successor, Donald Trump, has pulled out of. I said, 'No, that's English. Listen to them. Don't do things like that.

Trump has said the accord is crippling United States business and has called for the agreement to be renegotiated. He has called for the agreement to be renegotiated.

The former US president called for more women to be elected to office'because men seem to be having some problems these days
The former US president called for more women to be elected to office'because men seem to be having some problems these days

The agreement would have left American workers and taxpayers to "absorb the cost in terms of lost jobs, lower wages, shuttered factories, and vastly diminished economic production", he said.

Earlier in the day, Obama had lunch with President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee palace - although the French presidency told Reuters that was in a "private capacity" and did not publicize the event with the usual tweet or official photo. "'And there are political trends in America that I don't agree with or 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.

The former president was finishing up a five-day world tour that included stops in France, China, and India.

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