The Washington Post believes they’ve isolated the exact moment when President Trump decided to pull out of the Paris Agreement: “The handshake”:
The final straw for the "Paris Accord" apparently was when the French leader boasted he bested Trump at handshakes. https://t.co/YP8CoNNwDa
— Glenn Kessler (@GlennKesslerWP) June 2, 2017
Brit Hume spotted some shoddy “journalism” rearing its ugly head yet again:
That claim is based on pure innuendo slipped into the last paragraphs of a "news story." https://t.co/ebV5FVYWWm
— Brit Hume (@brithume) June 3, 2017
Is this journalism-y enough to qualify as fact?
“My handshake was not innocent,” Macron said. He likened Trump to a pair of authoritarian strongmen — Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan — and said that he was purposefully forceful because he believed his encounter with Trump was “a moment of truth.”
Hearing smack-talk from the Frenchman 31 years his junior irritated and bewildered Trump, aides said.
A few days later, Trump got his revenge. He proclaimed from the Rose Garden, “I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris.”
Forget that Trump said all during the campaign he’d pull the U.S. out of the Paris Agreement if he got elected — it must have been the handshake!
Try to act surprised
— David Martosko (@dmartosko) June 3, 2017
what passes for "news" today is nothing more than innuendo, 2nd hand gossip and rumors. America has TUNED OUT.
— Dana ?? ?? (@DanaJo114) June 3, 2017
Writers for major news media outlets have regressed to adolescence. The things they come up with take me back to hall talk in 8th grade.
— Jim Deimler (@JimDeimler) June 3, 2017
Right after the French leader said the Washington Post was a legit news source.
— Mark Greenhalgh (@GolfShopGreeny) June 3, 2017
The Trump era has clearly marked the end of real journalism as we knew it. https://t.co/soogLnxTn5
— allengilmer (@allengilmer) June 3, 2017