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Fri Apr 19, 2019, 01:57 PM

Outgoing French ambassador compares Trump to Louis XIV: 'Unpredictable, uninformed'

The outgoing French ambassador to the U.S. compared President Trump’s administration to King Louis XIV’s court, calling Trump a “whimsical, unpredictable, uninformed” leader.

Gérard Araud, who is retiring after a 37-year career, said trying to understand the Trump White House is like trying to understand the French monarch known as the Sun King during a new interview with The Guardian released Friday.

“You have an old king, a bit whimsical, unpredictable, uninformed, but he wants to be the one deciding," Araud said.

Araud said Trump, like Louis XIV, “doesn’t want to appear under any influence and he wants to show it."

https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/439740-outgoing-french-ambassador-compares-trump-to-louis-xiv-unpredictable

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Reply Outgoing French ambassador compares Trump to Louis XIV: 'Unpredictable, uninformed' (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Apr 2019 OP
malaise Apr 2019 #1
lunatica Apr 2019 #2
Siwsan Apr 2019 #3
Solly Mack Apr 2019 #4
Dirty Socialist Apr 2019 #5
tanyev Apr 2019 #6

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 01:58 PM

1. And even that is a

compliment

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 02:04 PM

2. Thems harsh words coming from a lifelong diplomat

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 02:23 PM

3. No need to insult the dead! Louis XIV is probably angrily spinning in his grave.

And who can blame him?

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 02:33 PM

4. So close.

Move this here. Move that there. All's well that ends well.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 02:35 PM

5. I did not know that about Louie

I think history has been kinder to him than it should.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 04:42 PM

6. That's an interesting thought.

I guess government bureaucrats in the days of very powerful hereditary monarchs were much more used to dealing with unpredictable personalities than we have become accustomed to in modern times.

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