Climate change: Obama regrets lack of U.S. leadership

Climate change: Obama regrets lack of U.S. leadership

Obama never mentioned specific names, of course, although he did make reference to a "temporary absence of American leadership" while discussing climate change - a move that the Telegraph says prompted some scattered laughter.

The remark was a jibe at President Trump who announced plans earlier this year to withdraw America from the deal.

Trump has threatened several times to withdraw from the Paris accord saying it is crippling U.S. business.

Barack Obama has called for more women to be elected to office because "because men seem to be having some problems these days".

Obama arrived at the presidential Elysee Palace at midday on Saturday.

Macron has publicly disagreed with Trump about his stance on climate change and has lobbied him to reconsider his position and reevaluate United States funding cuts for the UN's IPCC climate science body.

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.

Former U.S. president Barack Obama speaks at a conference during his first visit to France since he left the White House, Paris, France December 2, 2017.

Macron, who received Obama's public support during his campaign for the presidency, slammed Trump's decision to ditch the climate accord last June, but has since tried to maintain cordial relations with the billionaire.

He also met with former French President Francois Hollande and Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo.

Obama was seen as a major catch for Les Napoleons, a relatively unknown networking group set up in 2014 and claiming a membership of some 3,000.

That was the paycheck Obama cashed after speaking to a Wall Street bank in September.