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The Daily BeastNov 13, 2018
Trump Hates on French President Emmanuel Macron in Twitter Rant
Photo Illustration by The Daily BeastPARIS — In a series of churlish tweets on Tuesday, Donald Trump discovered, again, that he really doesn't like France.

His weird-ass bromance with French President Emmanuel Macron would seem to be over, and many people here will be relieved. Trump's reputation for vulgarity, ignorance, and impulsiveness—although it may be prized by some of his American fan base—does not sit well with the French.

The president of the United States started out by repeating a lie he'd tweeted when he landed here on Friday: that Macron wanted to build a European army to defend against Russia, China and the U.S. What Macron actually said (days earlier) was that Europe needed to defend itself from hackers in those countries, and to build a stronger military defense against Russia not so dependent on Washington—which is pretty much what Trump used to say he wants. More recently, Trump said he just wants other members of NATO to pay Washington to defend them. Right.

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