France says Trump’s attack on Macron lacked “common decency”

Written by on November 15, 2018

France says US President Donald Trump’s tweets mocking his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron were inappropriate and showed a lack of “common decency”.

On Tuesday, Trump attacked Macron over nationalism, plans for a European army and the French leader’s ratings.

Emmanuel Macron [CC BY 4.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

“We were marking the murder of 130 of our people,” French government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux said, referring to the 2015 Paris attacks.

“So I will reply in English: ‘common decency’ would have been the appropriate thing,” he told reporters on Wednesday.

Paul Ayorinde

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