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Foolish French President Macron tests Trump’s patience (Video)

US President Donald Trump was ridiculed for his nationalist agenda by the very unpopular, globalist French President Emmanuel Macron, in a very public display of disrespect towards the United States and its president.

Macron, in front of world leaders brought together to commemorate the end of World War I, thought it wise to chastise Trump for his ‘America first’ policy, stating that nationalism was “tearing the world apart.”

Trump did find Macron’s smart ass tone to his liking, tweeting out his feeling the minute he landed stateside by reminding his European peers who pays the bills to keep the peace on the continent.

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris reflect on Macron’s diplomatic gaffe, which Trump is unlikely to forget anytime soon.

Macron showed his boyish diplomatic skills, for which a man like Trump will make sure a heavy price is paid. The French President will certainly be at the receiving end of a very public and embarrassing dressing down at the hands of Donald Trump.

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Via Zerohedge

What was supposed to be a solemn visit to honor the 16 million soldiers who died during World War I alongside a coterie of world leaders in Paris was overshadowed by a mini-scandal surrounding President Trump’s missing an Armistice ceremony at an American military cemetery for purely cosmetic reasons (Trump reportedly didn’t want to get his hair wet during the ceremony which was held in pouring rain, though the White House maintained that he missed the beginning of the ceremony for security purposes).

Given the media’s focus on Trump’s purported vanity at the expense of nearly every other detail from Trump’s visit, it’s hardly surprising that the president has returned to the US rather agitated, and decided to lash out at his European partners in a series of tweets Monday morning.

While he said that his meetings with fellow world leaders were productive, Trump noted that it’s “never easy” to raise the issue that the US foots most of the bill for military protections in Europe thanks to its outsize shouldering of the cost burden of funding NATO.

Adding insult to injury, the US is paying “hundreds of billions of dollars” for the privilege of “losing hundreds of billions of dollars” with these countries on trade. Trump demanded that, going forward, the US must be treated fairly on military spending and trade.

It is time, Trump said, for these countries to either pony up, or find a way to start protecting themselves.

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Cudwieser
November 13, 2018

Did Macron just drop one? Or was it Merkel?

Vince Dhimos
November 14, 2018

The West is just waiting for the coup de grâce. No class, no culture, no raison d’être.
Just the opposite of Russia and China, who know what they are living for and work hard toward it.

Phori
Phori
November 14, 2018

Reflecting on your observation of Macron (@ ~ 7:25), referring to him as “clownish” in his role as the leader of the French people and nation, I was reminded of a meme or graphic, comparing “Macron” to “macaron.” This was produced during the run-up to the election and conveys how various of his opponents view(ed) him. This can be seen here: https://www.reddit.com/r/LateStageCapitalism/comments/69yxd3/macarons_vs_macron/

Cap
Cap
November 14, 2018

If the Yanks aren’t happy…Go home then. It should take care of its own people for a change.

Guy
Guy
Reply to  Cap
November 14, 2018

Totally agree.If Trump is pi$$ed at having to pull more of his share in regards to NATO then stop footing the bill.Simple as that .But instead on the other side of his mouth he chastises the EU for not pulling their load and wanting to establish their own army .He should make up his mind.

ManintheMoon
ManintheMoon
November 14, 2018

Mercouris is as usual perceptive and is quite right about Macron’s stupidity. Overrating one’s own intelligence is a particularly French characteristic, as a nation that probably values intelligence above anything else. However, it is disingenuous to pretend that the Americans have been ‘defending’ Europe for altruistic reasons. Quite apart from the fact that if America had allowed the Soviets to take over western Europe, it would have been disastrous for them in every way, Europe has provided a convenient stable market for American arms both for the USA’s own armed forced ‘protecting’ them and their European allies buying vast quantities… Read more »

Vera Gottlieb
Vera Gottlieb
November 14, 2018

Why, oh why, do we Westerners (supposedly civilized and cultured) even bother to pay any attention to this lout??? He is a sadist who finds obvious delight in upsetting everyone…and we are letting him. Ignore him, give him the could shoulder, stop printing every idiocy he says. This guy just isn’t fit to be among us.

wiggins
wiggins
Reply to  Vera Gottlieb
November 14, 2018

Hand picked – like all the others – by his puppeteers.

ManintheMoon
ManintheMoon
November 14, 2018

I forgot to mention well done reminding us about how Fillon was set up. Replacing him as favourite with a globalist mannequin like Macron was no mean feat. A lesson to be learnt.

Ray Joseph Cormier
November 14, 2018

It is the US, with the British 2nd, being the primary anti-Russian power trying to keep it’s vassals in line, even though the Europeans must bear the heavier cost of US Sanctions.

Flying Gabriel
Flying Gabriel
November 14, 2018

I don’t understand the surprise. Treachery, arrogance, cowardice and infantile insults describes French history. One thing they will never produce is an apology. It’s their role in the world – always has been.

Shaun Ramewe
Shaun Ramewe
November 15, 2018

Who cares about either of these Zio-liar pro-terrorist false-flagging war criminals. Neither should be attending this commemoration – how dare they. Civilian-murdering NATerrorO sicko arms dealers.

ghartwell
November 15, 2018

You guys are so good to listen to. First mid-terms and now this. All se very clear.

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