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Sat Jul 15, 2017, 10:53 AM

Why Macron invited Trump to France

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PARIS — This could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship.....

Despite Trump’s staggering unpopularity in France — not to mention the outrage over Macron’s decision to invite his American counterpart to this country’s signature national holiday — the newly minted French president appeared to make a daring gamble. With the United States increasingly isolated on the global stage, Macron sought to position himself as Trump’s principal interlocutor in a region that has shown the White House little but disdain.....

“It makes Macron the man who invites the powerful people of the world,” said François Heisbourg, a French national security expert who advised the Macron campaign on terrorism. “It instantaneously reset the image of France as a player.”

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http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/%e2%80%98thank-you-dear-donald%e2%80%99-why-macron-invited-trump-to-france/ar-BBEqHXe?li=BBnb7K

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Response to LakeArenal (Original post)

Sat Jul 15, 2017, 11:25 AM

1. Macron seems to be a clever, subtle fellow.

He's got Dolt 45 figured out - show him a nice military parade (like the one SCROTUS wanted but couldn't have at his poorly-attended inauguration), take him to dinner, treat him as if he weren't a boorish, ignorant oaf, and Macron is his bon ami and France isn't so bad after all.

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Sat Jul 15, 2017, 11:54 AM

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