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Trump Attacks Macron and, Unfortunately, France

President Trump Tuesday morning went after French President Emmanuel Macron, who has been trying to have it both ways lately – being the Friend of Trump and leading the European resistance against him, most notably in a speech delivered Sunday in Paris as Trump looked on against Trump-style “nationalism.”

So Trump is more than a little angry, and he tweeted some sarcasm Macron’s way, which is fine. But he also referenced France’s quite traumatic experiences at the hands of Germany in World Wars I and II.

Now, we all love to make fun of the French. They have an air of superiority about them even though they are only confirmably superior to Americans when it comes to the creation of sauces.

But they are our dear friends and allies, and for a president to taunt them in this manner is both childish and damaging. What’s more, it gives Macron a platform to rally his people around him, and against Trump.

Trump added that it was the decision of the Secret Service, and not his decision, to bail out on a trip to a cemetery in France with the graves of U.S. World War I servicemembers.

Macron Lectures Trump: Europe Represents “Values”

Oh seriously? What kind of values?

Like wanting to make money off Iran while it builds nuclear weapons? Like not paying to defend yourself and relying on the United States to do it instead while you blow your own money on unsustainable socialism?

And in the case of France specifically, running to Washington and London every time the Huns get mad them?

Sorry, I’m just having a little fun at the expense of the French. It’s just something Americans do.

But I just can’t stand being lectured by Europeans who have abandoned the Judeo-Christian heritage that is the basis of the “morality” and prosperity they’ve previously had, and who are subverting democracy and freedom with a vast bureaucracy of globalist elitists who “know better” than the European populace.

“The American President may not mind being isolated, but neither do we mind signing a 6 country agreement if need be,” French President Macron wrote on Twitter, suggesting that other members of the G7 may exclude the United States from a joint declaration at the end of the summit. “Because these 6 countries represent values, they represent an economic market which has the weight of history behind it and which is now a true international force.”

Trump responded that Macron and Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau were ripping the United States off.

“Please tell Prime Minister Trudeau and President Macron that they are charging the U.S. massive tariffs and create nonmonetary barriers. The EU trade surplus with the U.S. is $151 Billion, and Canada keeps our farmers and others out. Look forward to seeing them tomorrow,” Trump wrote.

Good. I have news for the Europeans. They need us more than we need them, both economically and militarily.

Anyway, the fact is that the Europeans are our allies and our friends, and this will all work out. Trump is properly making threats and looking out for American economic interests. The Europeans are just a little used to having their asses kissed by Obama. They’ll come back around, new deals will be made, and everything will be fine.

Except that are truly ominous tidings for the future of Europe, whether it’s the turn toward statism or the welcoming into the continent of millions of Muslim migrants who have a very different culture and who will never be assimilated. That’s all bad for Europe and ultimately, for us.

Done with Kissing and Hugging, Macron Turns on Trump

I dunno. French President Emmanuel Macron spends two days palling around with President Trump, and then he runs up to Capitol Hill and disses Trump’s whole, um, raison d’être, if you will.

Among things inconsistent with Trumpism that Macron said were these somewhat insulting assertions:

We can choose isolationism, withdrawal and nationalism, this is an option. It can be tempting to use as a temporary remedy to all fears. But closing the door to the world will not stop the evolution of the world. . . .

I am convinced that if we decide to open our eyes wider, we will be stronger. We will overcome the dangers; we will not let the work of extreme nationalism shake a world full of hope for greater prosperity . . . I do not share the fascination for new strong powers, the abandonment of freedom and the illusion of nationalism . . .

We are living in a time of anger and fear . . . anger only freezes and weakens us.

Okay, well, Trump is a nationalist. And he and his voters are pretty angry about what’s been going on in this country. It’s been Europe’s constant downfall to try to pretend that everything is great when it’s not.

Americans are going to be nice and nationalist to the extent that it deprives bureaucrats and globalists in Brussels and Davos from running our affairs, thank you very much.

And we’ll be happy things are good, and angry when they’re not.

So now as M. Macron ends his trip, what comes to mind is, au revoir.

Politico Says Macron to Call for “Militarism;” He Actually Said “Multilateralism”

In a Sunday report that as of 10:00 am ET Monday morning was still running, a Politico reporter misunderstood French President Emmanuel Macron and wrote that he would be calling for American “militarism.”

I thought that sounded rather strange from a European leader, although it seemed possible that the Frenchman was asking the United States to sacrifice lives on behalf of Europeans, Middle Easterners, and everyone else, since that’s something that has always been popular with many leaders overseas.

But no. It seems Monsieur was calling for “multilateralism,” which of course can also be interpreted as a call for America to use its armed forces. You can see it at about the 1:30 mark in the video below.

Oh well. These things happen.

Trump Teases Macron: “You Better Do A Good Job” Against Terrorism

Yes, he’d better. But Europe seems more intent on pretending that they have a crime problem, not a cultural one. On the other hand, anyone like Macron who achieves power so young has a Machiavellian streak that may equip him in ways other European leaders are not to deal with the problem of Islamic extremism.… Continue Reading

Trump to Visit France on Bastille Day

From the White House: President Donald J. Trump has accepted French President Emmanuel Macron’s invitation to visit France on Bastille Day. President Trump looks forward to reaffirming America’s strong ties of friendship with France, to celebrating this important day with the French people, and to commemorating the 100th anniversary of America’s entry into World War… Continue Reading