'Allies owe each other respect,' Macron says of Trump tweets

Pauline Gross
November 17, 2018

Trump was not only attacked by the loud European rejection of his global policies, but he was mocked by the media coverage of his participation, where he was painted as disrespectful for having suspended one of the events because of the rain. "No, because I believe in our sovereignty, and in Europe's sovereignty", said Macron. The millions upon millions of graves in Europe's war cemeteries are a constant reminder of the destruction of large parts of the world, especially Europe, brought about by two world wars.

US troops in Germany and France have protected them from a Soviet or Russian invasion since the end of World War II. "Pay for North Atlantic Treaty Organisation or not!"

"The link exists between the President of the Republic and Donald Trump".

Rubbing extra salt into Mr Macron's wounds, Mr Hollande said a cloud of "injustice" was hanging over the French.

As expected, the US president took the comment as a personal insult.

Adding to the rough reception, Mr Macron in his Armistice Day speech declared that nationalism "is a betrayal of patriotism," in a clear rebuke of the self-described nationalist Mr Trump, who was in attendance.

Trump tweeted on Tuesday, "The problem is that Emmanuel suffers from a very low Approval Rating in France, 26%, and an unemployment rate of nearly 10%". Trump's eagerness to get along with the Russian leader - in spite of Russia's meddling in the 2016 election and numerous other aggressive moves in recent years - has alarmed those who view Russia as a growing threat. By the way, there is no country more Nationalist than France, very proud people-and rightfully so!.

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Trump fires back at European leaders after damp reception in France President Trump lashed out at European leaders after French President Emmanuel Macron denounced his "America First" brand of nationalism and called for the creation of a European army, independent from the US. In a radio interview last week, Macron called for the establishment of an European Union that can defend the continent "without relying only on the United States".

"Europe must take our fate into our own hands if we want to protect our community", she said.

He called for Europe to spend more money to become more independent from the USA military umbrella, saying that "being allies doesn't mean being vassals".

That Mr. Trump, consciously or not, unleashed his Twitter diatribe on the third anniversary of the 2015 Paris terrorist attacks that left 130 dead was of secondary concern to Mr. Macron, even if his spokesman did complain that the U.S. President should have shown "common decency" on such a solemn date for the French.

Macron finally responded to Trump's comments in an interview on TV on Wednesday evening, according to The New York Times, and he essentially did so by refusing to lower himself to Trump's level.

The public dispute was in sharp contrast with the friendly tone that had been a hallmark of the relationship between the ex-banker and the former real estate developer since Mr Macron was elected in 2017. He appreciated the truth that France makes wine excellently but the USA finds it hard to market their wines in France since charges on Tariffs are high while the US charges very low Tariffs on theirs. Not fair, must change!

Trump's derisive comments did not go over well in France.

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