Shadow Government? Former President Obama Meets With South Korean President To Discuss Trump 1
South Korean President Moon Jae-in shakes hands with former U.S. President Barack Obama at the Presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, in this handout picture provided by the Presidential Blue House and released by Yonhap on July 3, 2017. The Presidential Blue House/Yonhap via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. SOUTH KOREA OUT.

Former President Barack Obama seems to be feeling nostalgic for his old job – having been on a worldwide tour recently to get reacquainted with world leaders, he just had a meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in Monday for 40 minutes.

The Korea Herald reported that South Korean President Moon spoke about his recent meetings with President Trump in Washington and asked Obama for his advice on how to improve that relationship.

The meeting came after Barack Obama spoke at the Asian Leadership Conference and the Fourth Congress of Indonesian Diaspora in Jakarta. There he attacked Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate change accord.

“In Paris, we came together around the most ambitious agreement in history about climate change, an agreement that even with the temporary absence of American leadership can still give our children a fighting chance,” Obama said in Indonesia.

The former president had said before leaving office that he appreciated his predecessor George W. Bush’s silence during his tenure, but also contended that he’s “still a citizen and that carries with it duties and obligations.”

This citizen status has led to him to have an active post-presidential political life.

He appealed to members of Congress in May to have the “courage” to save Obamacare, and just a few weeks into President Trump’s tenure Obama put out a statement through his spokesman attacking Trump’s so-called “travel ban.”

President Donald Trump and Obama have had a strained relationship. Trump has accused Obama of both spying on him and obstruction of justice

Former President Barack Obama championed global leaders’ commitment to the Paris Agreement Monday despite the US’ withdrawal from the accord.

“The Paris agreement, even with the temporary absence of US leadership, will still be a critical factor in helping our children solve the enormous challenge in civilization,” Obama said at a Seoul conference organized by South Korea’s Chosun Ilbo media group.
President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement in June was criticized by some as shifting leadership of global efforts to limit climate change to Asia. President Trump said last month he was open to renegotiating aspects of the agreement — which was inked under his Democratic predecessor and which all nations except two have signed onto.
In his speech, Obama highlighted the role China plays in allowing North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un’s regime to continue.
“China is the one country North Korea does depend on to some extent and the elites depend on to access foreign currency, basic supplies that are important to the regime,” the former president said.