Schwarzenegger has 'wonderful' climate change discussion with Macron in Paris

WATCH: Can’t make climate change a political issue: Schwarzenegger meets with Macron

PARIS – Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger says the environment shouldn’t be a partisan issue.

The actor-turned-Republican politician told reporters in Paris on Friday that he had a “wonderful” one-hour meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron. Schwarzenegger says he and Macron, a centrist, discussed climate change.

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“We all breathe the same,” he said after Macron saw him to the steps of the presidential Elysee Palace.

Schwarzenegger has publicly sparred with U.S. President Donald Trump, a fellow Republican and “Apprentice” host who is withdrawing the U.S. from a global climate accord reached in Paris and taken jabs at Schwarzenegger’s TV ratings.

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Before leaving the Elysee, the former Hollywood star went back up the palace steps to give first lady Brigitte Macron a kiss on the cheek.

Schwarzenegger received France’s Legion of Honor in April.

© 2017 The Canadian Press

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