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Schwarzenegger Tweaks Trump on Green Bike in Paris

By    |   Tuesday, 12 December 2017 01:15 PM

Arnold Schwarzenegger criticized President Donald Trump's stance on climate change by riding a green bike in Paris on Monday.

The Former California Governor used the stunt to blast the president's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement earlier this year, according to The Hill.

Dressed in a suit complete with a green tie, Schwarzenegger cycled his green bike through the streets of Paris, where he was visiting as founder of the nonprofit organization R20, which was hosting an event focused on climate change.

He spoke to Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo, and addressed Trump's withdrawal from the Paris climate change accord.

"It doesn't matter that Donald Trump backed out of the Paris agreement, because the private sector didn't drop out, the public sector didn't drop out, the universities didn't drop out, the scientists didn't drop out, the engineers didn't drop out.… No one else dropped out," he said, according to the Los Angeles Times.

In June, Trump announced that the U.S. would withdraw from the agreement, stating that it imposed unfair environmental standards upon businesses and workers, The New York Times said.

The decision put the U.S. alongside only two other countries, Nicaragua and Syria, which opposed the climate agreement and sparked widespread criticism from across the world, The Washington Post reported.

Schwarzenegger pointed out that it was Donald Trump who "pulled Donald Trump out of the Paris agreement, so don't worry about that," The L.A. Times noted.

"We at a sub-national level are going to pick up the slack and continue on," Schwarzenegger continued.

"We will fight and we will create the kind of future for our children and grandchildren because that is our responsibility and no one will stop us."

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Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger rode a bike through Paris on Monday, drawing attention to climate change issues and criticizing President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement.
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