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Obama targets Trump while in France, slams his administration for 'absence of leadership

In France over the weekend, former President Barack Obama calls out President Donald Trump's administration in a veiled jab for "absence of leadership," especially on climate change. The trip was part of a three-country tour to promote the Obama Foundation. (Martin Bureau/AFP/Getty Images)

While in France over the weekend, former President Barack Obama just couldn’t help but take a verbal shot at his successor.

What did he say?

While speaking on the issue of climate change at a conference in Paris on Saturday, Obama said: "I grant you that at the moment we have a temporary absence of American leadership on the issue."

Though Obama didn’t mention President Donald Trump by name, the comment was a subtle jab at Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement on climate change.

When asked what America should do about the “absence,” Obama suggested "more focus on putting women in power, because men seem to be having some problems these days."

"Not to generalize, but women seem to have a better capacity than men do, partly because of their socialization,” Obama said, according to the Agence France-Presse.

Any additional details?

Obama was rumored to earn $400,000 for his presence at the event, according to the AFP.

While in France, Obama also met with French President Emanuel Macron to discuss climate change and the European Union, among other topics. He also met with former French President Francois Hollande and Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo.

The trip was part of a three-country tour to promote the Obama Foundation. On Friday, while visiting India, Obama also took veiled shots at Trump.

One last thing…
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