Depressed yet? Goodness gracious, the damage that Donald Trump and the Republicans are doing to the United States and the world (and all at the behest of Vladimir Putin) is enough to send us looking for razor blades — even if we don't have any thumbs to use them.
So, let's start looking for some bright sides, shall we?
First, Trump may have just sacrificed the planet to a bunch of American coal miners he's hoodwinked into thinking their jobs will come back. But according to the rules, participating countries can't exit the Paris Climate Agreement until three years after it first went into effect. That puts the US's pending withdrawal at November 2019. Hmmm... what happens in the US in November 2018?
On that note, as one of our favorite Democrats (and a fan of the great outdoors) has observed, "Taking the US out of the Paris agreement completes Trump's betrayal of our children's generation. We win House and Senate in 2018." We cats think he could be right: Good candidates with Ds after their names are lining up to run in Congressional districts across the country. They don't throw their hats in the ring this early unless they sense a wave.
Second, the Paris backlash has already been fierce. We'd particularly like to rub against the legs of Mayor Bill Peduto, whose city Trump famously and ridiculously invoked today (see above).
Third, this is sure to light an even bigger fire under this Saturday's March for Truth, yes? If Vladimir Putin put this hideous crowd in the White House, we can do what Russian citizens can't — protest against his autocratic, pasty ass. To find a march near you, click here.
Finally, we're thrilled to report that we have a new superhero: Emmanuel Macron. France's President has wasted no time throwing shade at Trump (G7 handshakes and hugs were involved) and, today, pushing back against all things Trump — in English, yet! Here's part of what he said:
"Tonight, I wish to tell the United States: France believes in you. The world believes in you. I know you are a great nation. I can assure you France will not give up the fight. I reaffirm clearly that the Paris agreement remains irreversible, and will be implemented not just by France, but by all other nations.
"We all share the same responsibility: Make our planet great again."
We cats love this guy. And we PURR.