French President Emmanuel Macron has warned President Donald Trump that France will not serve as a wax state to the…
French President Emmanuel Macron has warned President Donald Trump that France will not serve as a wax state to the United States after several days of tensions and inflammatory comments exchanged between the two leaders.
Trump’s weekend visit to France to mark the centenary of the World War II was steeped in controversy. The president had already criticized Macron’s call for an EU army before he arrived. He then jumped over an anniversary ceremony, explained because the Marine One helicopter could not fly in rain and failed to attend Macron’s anti-nationalist peace forum.
When he returned to the United States, Trump launched a shattering five-way attack on his French counterpart, criticizing France for his trade and military policy, making fun of Macron’s approval codes and spitting the country for his defeat against Nazi Germany during World War II ̵
1; all on the third anniversary of the Paris terrorist attacks.
Speaking on French television channel TF1 on Charles de Gaulle airboats Wednesday, Macron said he expected more respect from the oval office, France reported 24.
“At every moment of our history we were allies,” said 40-year-old, and notes the long history of French-American cooperation in the revolutionary war and both world wars. “So between allies, respect is overdue. I do not think French expects to respond to tweets without continuing this important story.”
Macron played down Trump’s inflammatory comments, suggesting that the president only exercised his native audience.
One of Trump’s great gripes Macron’s proposal was to create a European army with greater autonomy from existing structures such as NATO, which is a beneficial goal for Trump. But Macron tried to overcome fear of Europe becoming a competitor to the United States, while stressing the continent’s independence.  “The United States is our historic allies and will continue to be. It is the Allies that we take all risks with as we perform the most complicated operations,” said Macron. ” But being an Allied does not mean being a Western State. “
The French Government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux replied: Yesterday, November 13, we marked the murder of 130 of our people. So I answer in English: “common decency” would have been appropriate. “
Macron and Trump originally had a close relationship, but disagreements around a number of subjects have seen “Le Bromance” is deteriorating. Macron has publicly criticized Trump’s nationalist policy, his withdrawal from Iran’s nuclear agreement, dismissal of the Paris Climate Agreement and war against NATO Allies.