White House says President has skipped the G7 climate session to meet Merkel and Modi – but BOTH of them showed up and Trump claimed that global warming had not yet happened
- World leaders held a meeting on climate change in the margins of the G7 summit
- Donald Trump skipped the event and left an empty seat in his place
- Official says an Assistant from the National Security Council replaced Trump
- White House accused scheduled meetings with German and Indian leaders
- Both managed to attend
- Trump told reporters that the climate meeting had not yet taken place, although it was already underway
- He pulled the US out of a climate pact from the Obama era and once said that global warming is a & # 39; hoax & # 39; was invented by the Chinese
President Donald Trump missed a discussion on climate change with other world leaders at the G7 summit in Biarritz, France on Monday.
Trump was scheduled to attend the session on climate, biodiversity and oceans, but his seat remained empty while other leaders promised a modest $ 20 million to help extinguish fires that raged across wide areas of the Amazon jungle in Brazil.
& # 39; He was not in the room, but his team was there, & # 39; said French President Emmanuel Macron.
The White House attributed his absence to scheduled one-on-one meetings that he attended with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and German Chancellor Angela Merkel – both managed to attend.
Empty seat: Emmanuel Macron chaired the meeting on climate, biodiversity and oceans – he left an empty seat for Donald Trump between Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi and Chilean President, Sebastian Piniera
President Donald Trump's chair remained vacant on Monday during a multinational climate change work session in Biarritz, France, on the sidelines of the annual G7 summit attended by the leaders of the world's seven richest democracies
When reporters asked him about the meeting, which was already underway, Trump seemed to think it had not happened yet
The White House said that Trump skipped global warming on Monday due to & # 39; scheduled meetings and bilaterals with Germany and India & # 39 ;; both leaders of those countries, Chancellor Angela Merkel (left) and Prime Minister Narendra Modi (right) were able to attend
& # 39; The president had scheduled meetings and bilaterals with Germany and India, so a senior member of the administration was in his place & # 39 ;, White House press secretary, Stephanie Grisham, told DailyMail.com and other news broadcasts.
A White House official said the replacement was an assistant to the National Security Council.
Trump started the morning behind schedule. His meeting with Merkel was delayed by about two hours.
Asked about global warming during a photo-op with Merkel, the president said: & # 39; We're talking about a while. & # 39;
He had no answer to a journalist who told him it was already underway.
During his meeting with Modi, Trump said that he & # 39; clean air and clean water & # 39; but did not comment on his decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement.
He did, however, offer that the debate on climate change would be his next stop. That never came true.
Fires burn out of control in the Amazon region of Brazil, causing many world leaders to raise a new alarm about climate change
This aerial photo, released by an environmental group, shows fire in the forest in the municipality of Candeias do Jamari, close to Porto Velho in the state of Rondonia, in the Amazon region in northwestern Brazil; world leaders promised a modest $ 20 million to help
Trump is a skeptic of climate change who once claimed it was a hoax invented by the Chinese.
United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, said Monday that the world is facing & # 39; a dramatic climate situation & # 39 ;. He will ask leaders at a summit in New York on September 23 to agree to a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by more than they had promised in the 2015 Paris agreement.
Guterres said Monday that & # 39; we are much worse than during Paris … and therefore it is absolutely essential that countries commit themselves to promising what was promised. & # 39;
Guterres claimed that the ice sheet of Greenland & # 39; dramatically & # 39; and that from 2015 to 2019 & # 39; the five hottest years on record & # 39; goods.
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