Tweets of the Week: The Paris Agreement, EU China Summit, Twiplomacy, and Covfefe

Today, Tweets of the Week looks at world leaders’ Twiplomacy, the Paris Agreement, The EU China Summit and a dash of covfefe.

Once again Donald Trump set Twitter on fire. Welcome to the covfefe kerfuffle.

But how to pronounce it? That’s what I wanted to know. So thanks for the input.

Some people also suggested its meaning. When you want to type coverage but your hands are too small to hit all the letters on your keyboard.

Kristina Wong hoped it might be a translation of “I resign.”

Tony Posnanski said Angela Merkel has a PhD and Donald Trump has a covfefe.

But our favourite is this thread featuring Covfefe the Strong and the Wizard Covfefe.

Speaking of Merkel, her comments in a Bavarian beer hall also caused ructions.

She said that the Brexit talks will be about strengthening Europe and that Europe and Germany can’t rely on Trump’s erratic America.

One of the reasons she may also be annoyed is Trump’s reported plan to pull out of the Paris Agreement on climate change.

Trump announces that the US will withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change.

But Merkel once again had an ace up her sleeve. David Wright reported Angela Merkel telling Chinese Premier Li Keqiang: “I think it is a joyous fact that China sticks to the Paris Climate Accord.”

Li Keqiang’s visit to Europe comes to mark the EU-China Summit in Brussels setting the hashtag trending in Belgium.

So how do World leaders use Twitter? Check out the latest Twiplomacy study.

Ken Roth gave us the league table of the most followed world leaders.

Aurelie Valtat, meanwhile, quoted The Next Web saying that 49% of @realDonaldTrump followers are fake.

This week’s whistlestop tour of the EU Twitterati was supported by Huawei. Check out their tweets and follow them at @HauweiEU.

Join us again next week for more of the same and if you want to meet the team behind Tweets of the Week join us next Thursday at the #EUTweetUp.

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