Trump lashes out at Macron over violent riots in France

Trump lashes out at Macron over violent riots in France
By Editor

US President Donald Trump has poked fun at his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron when he posted tweets about recent large-scale anti-government protests over high taxes in Paris and other parts of France.

In his post on the social media platform, Trump linked the violent French protests to the Paris climate agreement of which France is a signatory, but the United States is not.

“I am glad that my friend @EmmanuelMacron and the protestors in Paris have agreed with the conclusion I reached two years ago. The Paris Agreement is fatally flawed because it raises the price of energy for responsible countries while whitewashing some of the worst polluters in the world,” Trump wrote in the tweets.

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Days ago, an embattled Macron called for a meeting with political leaders and demonstrators to end the nationwide protests over hike in diesel tax.

Reports say Macron delegated his Prime Minister to lead a crisis meeting after rioters turned central Paris into a battle zone.

The French presidency said in a statement that Macron also asked his interior minister to prepare security forces for future protests but no discussion on imposing a state of emergency has been taken yet.

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