President Trump is in Paris with other leaders and as usual, he commands all the attention. First, he sent John Kelly and others in his place to some event and the media went nuts, then Emmanuel Macron gave a speech bashing Trump’s views.
“Patriotism is the exact opposite of nationalism, nationalism is a betrayal of patriotism,” Macron said.
“In saying ‘our interests first and who cares about the others,’ we erase what a nation has that’s most precious, what makes it live, what is most important: its moral values.”
“Let’s add up our hopes and not our fears,” Macron said. “Let’s reject the fascination for turning in on ourselves, violence, and domination.”
“France knows what it owes these fighters that came from across the world, France salutes with honor the death of soldiers that it fought,” he said. “The combat that’s most worth it is the combat for peace and for a better world.”
Macron was of course rudely referring to Trump’s speech where he proudly proclaimed he was a nationalist. It was a rude display for Macron who us hosting Trump and the rest of the world leaders but to be expected.
Trump sells – love him or hate him you want to know what he is doing. And the media frenzy over Trump is not isolated to our shores but has spread to the entire world.
In a way no president has ever done, Trump has captivated the attention of the entire civilized world and Macron is using Trump for his political stunts.
As Lindsey Graham reminded everyone today/ From Politico:
South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham said Sunday that French President Emmanuel Macron’s perceived swipe at President Donald Trump is because the leader of America’s oldest ally is facing his own internal problems.
“I think he’s got a political problem at home, and I think he’s picking a fight with President Trump to play good politics,” the Republican senator told host Margaret Brennan on CBS’ “Face the Nation.”
“Republican presidents always have a hard time in Europe, and I’m not really worried about this at all,” he said.