A reporter asked President Obama on Friday if he was "embarassed" by Republicans because they don't take the threat of climate change seriously.
"Is it embarrassing to you that the other party denies climate change?" Philip Crowther, a foreign correspondent who covers the White House for France 24 and RFI, asked the president.
"No," the president stated flatly. "First of all, I'm not a member of that party. Second of all, it didn't stop us from being the key lead for getting this done."
The deal the president referenced is the so-called Paris Agreement, a major accord adopted last weekend by nearly 200 countries who have vowed to fight global warming.