France Fires Back At Trump's Lack Of "Common Decency"

Hannah Rogers
November 19, 2018

"Emmanuel Macron suggests building its own army to protect Europe against the U.S., China and Russia", Trump said.

Assistants to the Prime Minister was shocked by the behaviour of trump, the newspaper said.

President Trump's churlish participation in last weekend's 100th anniversary of the end of World War I was yet another glaring and dismissive example of his insensitivity to Western collective security as the core of American foreign policy.

Macron and Trump initially enjoyed a close relationship, but disagreements on a series of topics has seen "Le Bromance" deteriorate.

Macron also delivered a thinly-veiled rebuke of Trump's politics, saying in a Sunday speech that nationalism - which Trump embraces - "is a betrayal of patriotism".

The following day, Macron's spokesman had this to say...

Macron had argued that Europe should strengthen its military because it can no longer depend on the U.S. for defence.

In yet another bellicose tweet posted Tuesday morning, the USA president highlighted that American intervention was needed to help France defeat Germany in World Wars I and II.

As for Trump today, he continues his conspicuous hostility toward the Western alliance, as seen in his running argument with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation over its members' failure to meet their pledge to contribute 2 percent of their gross national product to defense spending.

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But Macron said the flap would not shake the strong cooperation between the two countries, in particular their joint military actions, in particular against jihadist terrorism.

In his interviews, Mr Macron also touched on upcoming nationwide protests by motorists next Saturday agains petrol and diesel tax hikes, saying "I hear their anger" and even confessing: "I have failed to reconcile the French with its leaders". On the worldwide stage, on the other hand, he thrives on being somewhat of a Lone Ranger or Don Quixote of global politics, fighting the rising tide of chauvinist nationalism, xenophobia, racism and widespread worldwide bigotry.

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.

"Between allies, we owe each other respect and I don't want to hear the rest".

In June, Trump fought with a variety of theoretically friendly world leaders at the G7 summit in Canada.

Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, on Tuesday backed his defence plans. - Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 13, 2018 When asked on Wednesday about the U.S. leader's Twitter posts, French government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux was critical.

The next chance for worldwide fireworks comes at the end of November, when Trump is scheduled to travel to Argentina for the G20 summit.

She said: "The times when we could rely on others are over".

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