U.S. President Donald Trump lacked «common decency» when he slammed France on a day the country was mourning victims of the November 2015 terror attacks, a government spokesman said Wednesday.
Benjamin Griveaux told reporters that the country was commemorating the third anniversary of the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris when Trump lashed out at Macron. «So I’ll reply in English: common decency would have been appropriate,» he added.
After returning to Washington from a weekend in Paris to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, Trump posted a series of tweets on Tuesday blasting France over its near defeat to Germany in two world wars and its wine industry.
«Emmanuel Macron suggests building its own army to protect Europe against the U.S., China and Russia. But it was Germany in World Wars One & Two — How did that work out for France?» Trump tweeted.
«They were starting to learn German in Paris before the U.S. came along. Pay for NATO or not!» he said before denouncing French tariffs on American wine as «not fair, must change!»
Trump went on to assail Macron’s approval rating and the unemployment rate in France.
All — Kyodo News+