Macron has a bad case of Trumpitis

Macron has a bad case of Trumpitis
French president Emmanuel Macron chilled liberal hearts by making Donald Trump the guest of honour of the Bastille Day celebrations Picture: Getty

The French president's drop in approval ratings after his charm offensive towards his US counterpart is a lesson for Ireland, writes Ray Bassett

The over-the-top reception given by the new boy on the block, President Emmanuel Macron, to Donald Trump must have shocked the pro-EU liberal establishment in Ireland. There had been much relief in those quarters when Macron managed to sneak through a crowded field of EU sceptics in the French election and claim a surprise victory. He was the only candidate openly supportive of the “more Europe” concept. Here was the poster boy of the European...

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