Within the past year, the United States and France both elected new presidents. In each election, many of the same issues were at the forefront, such as national security, immigration, climate change, and the economy.
To deal with these pressing policy challenges, the American people elected the ultimate political outsider to reform a broken federal government. The French elected a former socialist and product of government as their new head of state. Like so many elections before, the choice in both countries centered on the size and scope of government and its role in people’s lives.
As President Trump prepares to visit France later this week for Bastille Day and his meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron, there will be many policy differences to discuss. Both new leaders are in the process of trying to enact their agendas with President Trump facing Democrat obstruction at every turn.
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I expect among the topics to be discussed will be President Trump’s recent decision to pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Accord. President Macron will explain why his position on climate change is correct and that the United States should accept this conclusion for the good of the world. Macron will say that 194 countries can’t possibly be wrong. President Trump will assuredly say he made his decision because he thinks the Paris treaty is bad for the U.S. economy and American workers and that is his paramount concern.
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