Macron Tells Trump That France and U.S. Owe Each Other Respect

Macron totally missed the point when condemning nationalism

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Speaking at an Armistice Day commemoration in Paris, Macron did not address Trump by name, but warned that "Patriotism is the exact opposite of nationalism...nationalism is a betrayal of patriotism". They were starting to learn German in Paris before the USA came along.

He added: "The problem is that Emmanuel suffers from a very low Approval Rating in France, 26%, and an unemployment rate of nearly 10%". Macron has publicly criticized Trump's nationalist politics, his withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, dismissal of the Paris climate accord and belligerence toward North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies.

Goading President Trump wasn't just a French hobby, either. Accordingly, patriotism is what drove the people to fight for their love of country and led them to war to attain peace and order while nationalism could be the opposite of what they have done.

"Yesterday was November 13", Griveaux said, according to the minutes of a meeting of France's Council of Ministers - remarks that were widely reported in French media.

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

"I think that's what the French expect from me, not to respond to tweets but to remain committed to pursuing this important history", he added.

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.

Trump's tweets underscored tensions between the once-chummy leaders and displayed the USA president's irritation over criticism of how he acted in France.

"We are going to carry out very concrete operations with the Americans", he said, citing the "perfect co-ordination and excellent execution" of a joint operation with the U.S. and United Kingdom in Syria last April.

Previously had already accused France's government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux Trump a lack of decency.

The creation of such an organisation is very much in keeping with Mr Macron's vision of transforming the EU into a European superstate to rival other major global powers such as China, Russia and the US.

Mr. Trump's sense of history is shaky at best and his capacity for situating his presidency in its historical context is next to nil.

Earlier, French government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux had accused the United States president of lacking "common decency" by issuing the Tweets on the third anniversary of the Paris terror attacks in which 130 died. "We have thought of the murder of 130 people three years ago in Paris and Saint-Denis", he said to journalists. This development is a far cry from earlier days, when Trump so openly admired Macron's stirring military parades that he tried - and failed - to stage one of his own to match the one in Paris that had so dazzled him. He said: "As we sit here in the rain, thinking how uncomfortable we must be these minutes as our suits get wet and our hair gets wet and our shoes get wet, I think it's all the more fitting that we remember on that day, in Dieppe, the rain wasn't rain - it was bullets".

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