/Trump gets the last laugh on Macron with Paris burning after his rebuke of ‘America first’

Trump gets the last laugh on Macron with Paris burning after his rebuke of ‘America first’

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French President Emmanuel Macron rebuked US President Donald Trump for putting the interests of US citizens above demonstrating moral values in November.
Three weeks later, Paris was set ablaze by thousands of working-class protestors who objected to Macron promoting an environmentally-friendly fuel tax.
Macron is about half as popular in France as Trump is in the US. Macron has set himself up as the enemy of nationalist leaders across Europe, but they’re more popular than him.
The Trump administration called on Tuesday for Europe to ditch the leadership of the United Nations and the European Union and instead join the US in putting the interests of their own citizens first.
As Macron backpedals on his high-minded fuel tax without appeasing the protestors, it looks like Trump is having the last laugh. 

French President Emmanuel Macron stood at the Arc de Triomphe last month and rebuked President Donald Trump’s “America First” policy at a ceremony marking the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.

It was a move that, by all accounts, infuriated Trump.See the rest of the story at Business Insider


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