The environmental organization Greenpeace has become a master of planting political messages in impressive places. In the wake of President Donald Trump's tremendously bad decision to pull the United States out of the Paris climate accord, the organization projected an anti-Trump message on the side of the U.S. Embassy in Berlin.
Greenpeace has developed a reputation for bold statements such as these. Shortly after Trump's inauguration, activists hung a banner reading "Resist" from a crane next to the White House. To protest Trump-like French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen, activists hung another massive banner from the Eiffel Tower calling for resistance. To welcome Trump to the NATO summit in May, activists pulled off yet another stunt and unfurled a "#Resist" banner from a crane outside the U.S. Embassy in Brussels.
Trump's decision to remove the U.S. from the revolutionary Paris climate accord Thursday was based on misinformation and lies. It's driven away important allies from the U.S. and raised serious questions as to what role the country will play in the world moving forward.
Since Trump's election, it's been hard to take America's leadership seriously, but now it seems impossible to. If Trump continues as he is, and he surely will, we can expect to see many more banners. Hopefully, they come with resistance.
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