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>> A closing statement at the G20 on Saturday by world leaders has made it clear, the US has alienated itself. In the final communique all club members except the United States agreed the Paris Climate Accord was irreversible.>> Like other world leaders here, I'm dismayed at the US decision to pull out of the Paris Agreement.
And I've urged President Trump to rejoin the Paris Agreement.>> Trump has ostracized himself on key policy issues, including trade, with his past behavior. Trump won the 2016 election on an American first platform, promising to pull the US out of several multilateral trade deals and negotiations, and has proposed imposing high tariffs on steel and other imported goods from several major trading partners.
And at this year's G20, the Trump administration's decorum was also in question. Most notably on Saturday, when his daughter Ivanka took his place at the table of world leaders which caused American Twitter to lose it's mind. With critics likening this behavior to that of dictatorships in banana republics, not democracies.
Trump also backed himself into a corner after a warm meeting with Russian President Putin, not exactly a close ally of the United States. And while the US Secretary of State said the President pressed Putin on the issue of election interference, the result was this. Russian's Foreign Minister claiming Trump play down the allegations privately and Russia's President claiming Trump believed his denials.
And since the US President has been vague and contradictory about whether he believes Russia intervened in 2016 on his behalf.>> Nobody really knows for sure.>> The Russians' word seems to be the final one.