Trump went to the G7 to learn

The BBC on A Trump Abroad, this time at the G7, refusing to reaffirm the Paris accord.

The final communique issued at the G7 summit in Italy said the US “is in the process of reviewing its policies on climate change and on the Paris Agreement and thus is not in a position to join the consensus on these topics”.

However, the other G7 leaders pledged to “reaffirm their strong commitment to swiftly implement the Paris Agreement”.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the discussion on climate change had been “very unsatisfactory”, adding “we have a situation of six against one”.

Mr Trump tweeted: “I will make my final decision on the Paris Accord next week!”

His economic adviser, Gary Cohn, said Mr Trump “came here to learn. He came here to get smart. His views are evolving… exactly as they should be.”

No. No no no no no no no. He should have been smart already. He should have learned long ago. The G7 isn’t School for Stupid Rich Men Who Want to Be Important. The other six heads of state are not there to educate empty-headed Donnie from Queens. It’s way too late for him to “get smart.” Being smart is a prerequisite, not a fun ornament that can be added any time.

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