Donald Trump’s campaign slogan “Make America Great Again” has become infamous – as it casually writes off the other 7.17 billion or so people that share the planet with America. But recently elected French president Emmanuel Macron is calling on Earth’s inhabitants to Make Our Planet Great Again – and he got together with Trump foe Arnold Schwarzenegger to throw a little shade at the American president.
Schwarzenegger posted a video of himself and Macron, saying they were talking about a green future. Macron said they’d deliver together “to make the planet great again” – a reference to his new initiative to battle climate change regardless of Trump’s decision to yank America out of the Paris Agreement. Schwarzenegger described Macron as a great leader, a marked contrast on his view of his own country’s president.
— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) June 23, 2017
On June 1, when Trump announced America would exit the Paris Agreement, Macron posted a Facebook video reiterating an offer he’d made before: “To all scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, and responsible citizens who were disappointed by the decision of the President of the United States, I want to say that they will find in France a second homeland. I call on them: come and work here with us, to work together on concrete solutions for our climate, our environment.”
Posted by Emmanuel Macron on Thursday, June 1, 2017
Shortly after that he launched the Make Our Planet Great Again website, offering information for not only Americans but citizens of the world. Those interested in coming to France to work on climate change can submit their name and email address to receive information on coming.
It appears Macron’s getting some big names on board to spread the message. Unless Trump wants a brain drain on his hands, maybe he should start paying attention to science.