The American president, Trump feels ‘very offended’ by his French colleague Macron. His anger is about Macrons aspirations for a European army.
The American president Donald Trump brings this weekend to a visit to Paris, for the commemoration of the hundredth anniversary of the end of the First world War. But his plane had only just landed in the French capital, or Trump took to his host.
Macrons proposal for a European army, earlier this week, called Trump on Twitter, ‘very offensive’.
He called for the Europeans to prefer their contribution to Nato to pay for it. That institution is now especially by the US-funded, according to the American president.
Literally tweeted Trump this: “President Macron of France has just suggested that Europe build its own military in order to protect itself from the U. S., China and Russia. Very insulting, but perhaps Europe should first pay its fair share of NATO, which the U. S. subsidizes greatly!’
The French president has a few days ago, indeed, asked Europe to arm against Russia, and a private army. The continent of europe for his safety, not only the US appeal, she said. Macron said to believe in a ” strong and sovereign Europe.
The two heads of state will meet this morning at the Elysée. Sunday there than to the triumphal Arch in Paris, a ceremony took place where sixty leaders will be present.
Not the best of friends
Best friends will Trump and Macron not be quickly. Especially the French ambitions for a stronger Europe Trump a thorn in the eye.
Well known is the story from The Washington Post that Trump in a previous encounter Macron even has advised to the European Union. If France would follow, according to Trump, would be a better trade deal with the united states than what the EU could negotiate.
Also about the attitude towards Iran, differences both of opinion.