President Trump and President Macron Hold Joint Press Conference…

U.S. President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron hold a joint news conference at the White House celebrating the historic U.S.-France relationship and discussing ongoing issues that are priorities for both countries.

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[*take note* The closing remark by President Trump at the end of this press conference is straight out of central casting for principle centered leadership; the art of the authentic close; Wharton School CEO leadership 401; ie. ‘How to expand your influence‘.]

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117 Responses to President Trump and President Macron Hold Joint Press Conference…

  1. lav48erne says:

    What a day for America. The pride I feel for this president and our gorgeous first lady is overwhelming.

    Liked by 25 people

    • straightstreet says:

      I can’t watch the video. What’s the closing remark please?

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      • Trump: “They have much in common and in life you have to be flexible”

        “France will reach new heights with Macron” Then a big boy handshake and smiles, no european smooches this time 😉

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      • Susan says:

        POTUS said he thought France would prosper under this President, that Macron would be one of the truly great Presidents of France and that it would be his (Trump’s) honor to call President Macron
        his friend.

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        • Wretched1 says:

          President Trump has spent most of his adult life perfecting this aspect of his “Art.” He gets the deal he wants, while not perfect, at the very least optimal, and always complements/flatters his opponents. Invariably, they walk away feeling OK about coming in behind (although Mr Trump goes out of his way to offset their loss(es) with something else to gain). He is a win – win adversary to them all… and a gentleman at the end.

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          • rorschach says:

            This sums up why we elected him. Thus far, he’s met all expectations.

            Last thing on the table is really law and order. The grievous crimes committed in the public eye by both bureaucrats and officials need to be prosecuted. And if he can fix immigration: allow good people coming in a fast path to citizenship, and real consequences for violators; I can ask for nothing more out of this President.

            Life has been so good in this country for so long, we have an enormous population of people (citizens) that don’t want to work. Cheap hard working immigrant labor has made it easier for the country’s infrastructure to keep the trains running. You can live a fairly comfortable life if you don’t mind having little to nothing and perpetually camping. This is primarily because we live in a safe country, and all it requires of us is that we hold true to the Constitution and our laws.

            It’s time we held our officials to the same set of standards.

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        • MK13 says:

          Well, let’s shed some light on who Macron is. He’s an ex-banker that came out of nowhere to capture the French presidency when none of the ‘established’ mainstream parties would do. He’s a globalist shill.

          Trump praising him is at best a fake-out, at worst disingenious. Macron is pro-EU, pro-globalist, pro-banker shill. If Trump is with him, he’s not MAGA. Those choices are easy.

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          • Mark Caswell says:

            Well the question is – do you think Macron will influence Trump away from MAGA or will Trump more influence Macron? Your comment betrays a fundamental lack of understanding concerning Trump.

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    • Mercenary says:

      They are truly returning class and honor to the White House and our nation.

      Liked by 6 people

  2. Pam says:

    POTUS is a master. I hope Macron took some good notes. 😉

    Liked by 9 people

    • Sharon says:

      Q said Macron is here trying to convince our President to stay in the Iran Deal!

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      • BigMamaTEA says:

        And our President essentially told him, I’ll be nice to you; but NO!

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        • Emeraldstar says:

          I’ve only watched the first two minutes so far.

          The body language – including whose eyes were looking where, and when – was telling.

          To me.

          Now for the rest …

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          • Emeraldstar says:

            A little after 8:10, President Macron addresses our VSGPDJT as “Don”.

            Macron was just insulted, in public for 8 minutes, and he knew it. So, he returned fire, and responded to PDJT by calling him “Don”. Major faux pas.

            No Iranian deal for YOU, EU! Not leastways by France!

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        • Pam says:

          Right!

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      • jefcool64 says:

        And I say Trump knows what he’s doing better than Q.

        Liked by 7 people

        • NYGuy54 says:

          That doesn’t make any sense. Q simply identified what one of the goals of the visit was.Nothing beyond that.

          Liked by 2 people

          • Wretched1 says:

            Q identified that as the ONLY reason Mr Macron was there (to save the Iran deal for the EU). Furthermore, Q is saying that the US taxpayers are making $250B in payments twice/year, for who knows how long, some of it (if not all) to the EU. Go figure…

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      • So? Think about why. France, Germany, etc. are benefiting from business deals with Iran. Who is paying for that? We are, to the tune of $250 billion for each Iran deal payment.

        Pres Trump is not going to cause Macron to lose face while he’s here by saying no. So what does he say instead? “Interesting” and “I’ll think about it” and “what a great country and President”. Pres Trump truly understands diplomacy. Regardless of Macron’s objectives, PDJT has proven that he will do what is best for us, and not what is best for everyone else. I am not worried.

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        • You said exactly what I was thinking, only better than I could have posted it. Macron is a weasel with globalist money, who positions himself beside our President any time he can, especially for the cameras, as if to steal some of the greatness of Trump by his close proximity and his many handshakes and touches. PDJT knows this and goes along with Macron’s game, all the while sizing up how much he can get Macron to bend to Trump’s will, knowing if any bending is to be done, it will be by Macron.

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      • No need for Q to know that. *roll eyes*

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      • lee faust says:

        Sorry who is Q?

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      • El Torito says:

        Anyone with a pulse already knows this.

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      • skifflegirl says:

        34:37 mark on the video tells you all you need to know about how that’s going and what PDJT will do “on the twelfth.” He’s going to not only restructure the Iran deal to force them to get rid of their nuclear program but also make Saudi Arabia, UAE and other wealthy ME countries (that we’ve been protecting) pay for compliance and regional security using their own troops so that we can bring many of our soldiers home in time for the 11/11/18 military parade. God Bless President Donald J. Trump!

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  3. DanO64 says:

    He is MAGA.

    Liked by 5 people

  4. Cheesehead54016 says:

    The reason the Dems AND Establishment bash him/them and try so hard to allegate crimes is because they have no answer to him, no ability to argue his America First agenda. MAGA!!

    Liked by 9 people

  5. Exciting and hopeful comments from President Trump concerning “uncontrolled migration” and how the people’s will reigns.

    Liked by 3 people

  6. basedmaga45 says:

    This visit has been a masterstroke. The President not only has been completely underestimated via his diplomatic and foreign policy building he is the one co opting the leaders to embrace his new way of thinking in contrast to globalist conventional wisdom. The North Korea victory if completed will only add credence to his geopolitical strategies when it comes to Iran Syria and ultimately the Palestinians. This is truly an unprecedented Presidency we are seeing on so many levels and the winning is ony gonna get better!

    Liked by 26 people

    • Frbrdskmi8 says:

      Brilliant comment, and I totally concur. MAGA🇱🇷🇱🇷🇱🇷🇱🇷

      Liked by 2 people

    • Grandma Covfefe says:

      Beautiful way to put it, basedmaga45.
      I agree, winning is only gonna get better!

      Liked by 1 person

    • Tegan says:

      Based…and it’s Also a wonderful opportunity for media coverage he probably would not get otherwise on many of his agenda points. Smart enough not to allow the obnoxious Jonathon Karl to be an embarrassment to the occasion, what a jerk! These so-called reporters need to go to manners school.

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      • josco scott says:

        Karl is one of the nicer guys in the press corps, but he’s been tainted by his presence in the echo chamber.

        They seem to have no idea what an embarrassment they are to the country–because they only hear their own kind.
        If they were able to open their minds and ears to Deplorables for five minutes, they’d be shocked.

        Buuut….no.

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    • Perot Conservative says:

      Don’t count your rocket man legit until he returns our prisoners, and makes some legit, concrete steps. NK is well known for playing games.

      If prisoners come home… should Trump go to the airport to greet them… or not? Grandstanding?

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      • josco scott says:

        I don’t remember ever seeing anything like this amount of progress before.

        I’ll rejoice with each step forward.
        If the deal is completed… Nobel Peace prize (not in FACT, b/c the Nobel is to peace as Pulitzer is to journalism… but you know, the way the prize SHOULD be)

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      • jleonard14 says:

        How about he sends Melania and she gives each one a big hug. With all due respect to the great DJT, the prisoners might like it better.

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  7. Paco Loco says:

    The media must be beside themselves with President Trump actually being and acting like a real President. Obama, Bush 2, Clinton, Bush 1 and Carter all lacked the gravitas that Trump acquired by being the entrepreneur and CEO of a multi-billion dollar enterprise. One look at the guy and you know he’s in charge. President Trumps picture deserves to be on the $100 bill !

    Liked by 14 people

    • kevin miele says:

      100? how about replacing wilson on the $1,000,000,000 note ….just saying

      Liked by 2 people

      • Cuppa Covfefe says:

        Do a little research. There is no $1B note, Wilson is on the $100,000 Gold Certificate which NEVER saw public use (only the Fed used it), and no bills larger than $100 have been printed since 1969. Even then, the largest bill printed was only $10,000.00.

        So the $100.00 bill might make sense. Or maybe make a $500.00 bill again, as an example of MAGA, since more folks will be in a position to have bills that big…

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    • jello333 says:

      I think the one thing Carter had going for him is that he seemed like such a normal guy, you could actually imagine yourself sitting down and talking to him like he was a neighbor or something. Trump has the same thing going for him… plus a LOT more. While Jimmy left a lot to be desired regarding skill-set and “leadership” abilities, Don is exactly the opposite. I don’t think there’s anything he CAN’T do, or at least learn to do real quick.

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    • mikey says:

      +$100

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  8. mikey says:

    Privately, I wonder if Trump asked Macron why his government is treating Marine Le Pen so harshly…”psst, Macron, what’s up with police state tactics on the Le Pen’s”

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  9. rhinOC says:

    Never hurts to remind people the USA is a (the) Super Power. Been over a decade since they saw us like one one. U….S….A! What a great President.

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  10. citizen817 says:

    During his remarks welcoming Macron to the White House, Trump addressed the “timeless bonds of history” connecting the United States and France.

    “We are people who cherish our values, protect our civilization and recognize the image of God in every human soul,” Trump said. “This legacy has made us who we are and given us what we hold dear: the blessings of faith and freedom, the marvels of art and science, the love of family and community, and the defense of home and country.”

    “This righteous calling, this sacred heritage, is what moved a young Frenchman to risk death for American liberty at Yorktown. It is what spurred the Americans to storm the cliffs of Omaha Beach,” he continued. “Just weeks ago, we added a new name to this chronicle of our great heroes, a brave French policeman named Arnaud Beltrame. He stared down evil and did not flinch.”

    Beltrame willingly traded places with a hostage during a standoff in March. He died of injuries sustained in the incident and was later awarded with a French national honor.

    When Trump mentioned Beltrame during his speech, Macron gently placed his hand on Trump’s arm. Trump turned to look at Macron, and the pair smiled at one another in solidarity.

    http://dailycaller.com/2018/04/24/macron-trump-solidarity-beltrame/

    Liked by 14 people

  11. Buck Turgidson says:

    That’s why Trump is the man. Strong, confident, complimentary, hospitable and charitable. Not since Reagan have we had a president of this mettle.

    Liked by 12 people

    • Cheesehead54016 says:

      Not even a smidgeon close to Trumps mettle….

      Liked by 3 people

    • jello333 says:

      I know the majority of people here really liked Reagan, but I just don’t get the comparisons to Trump. Even if I didn’t agree with most of his policies, I now realize that Reagan had some impressive accomplishments… however, I think Trump has the potential to do far, far more, and is just an all-around more impressive and accomplished person on many levels.

      Liked by 2 people

      • annieoakley says:

        Maybe. Regan didn’t quite have the Computing burdens we all bear today.

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      • Beverly says:

        Ronald Reagan, Ronaldus Magnus, drove the Soviet Union into the wall, ended the Cold War with his plan of “We win, They LOSE,” and freed the enslaved nations of Eastern Europe.

        So there’s that. 😉

        Great book on Reagan that will make you fall in love with the man: “Reagan’s War” — his lifelong war against Communism. He was facing death threats and assassination attempts by the Leftists even when he was Governor of California. Helluva man.

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  12. Doug says:

    Can someone explain to me the difference between an official state visit and just regular?

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    • permiejack says:

      At about 1:17 in the clip, Flotus waves over Brigette to come over. She holds out her hand with an ausome smile. She really is gracious and genuine person. For some reason the clip stops at that point. I would have enjoyed seeing more.

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  13. GB Bari says:

    For the 8 long suffering years of the previous administration, I always felt uneasy and almost embarrassed that the Poser In Chief was essentially giving away Americas store, strength and legacy in every meeting and negotiation with foreign heads of state that he hosted or in which he participated.

    With VSGPDJT, I am quite the opposite – relaxed, confident, and proud of how well he represents America and its citizens.

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    • Mark Caswell says:

      What is VSG in front of PDJT?

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      • GB Bari says:

        VSG = Very Stable Genius. Refers back to his exclamation following the mental fitness test the WH doctor administered to him as part of POTUS’ highly-publicized health exam. He passed the test 100% and it was a big well-deserved smack across the face of the idiots in the Democrat Party / MSM who had been calling him mentally unstable and not smart etc etc.

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  14. Janice says:

    My heart is full in admiration of our Truly Great President.

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  15. Mercenary says:

    I don’t trust Macron, but even if he is trying to con Trump, the President is milking it for all its’ worth. Trump is playing up the “special friendship” to the max and there is no guarantee he will agree to Macron vis a vis Iran. Nor will simple flatteries and sweet nothings suddenly change Trump’s mind. Macron is saying all the right things, but President Trump will do the right thing for America, irregardless.

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    • Trump is very self aware. He knows they think that being overly nice to him is somehow making him open to anything. He is the master of leverage.

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      • jello333 says:

        Yeah, except in this case Macron doesn’t seem to be faking it. At times it seems that he really, honestly LIKES Trump. That could be important.

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        • MAJA says:

          I think so too, especially after watching how he handled that slime sniveling Chris Wallace interview. Macron did not entertain Wallaces insults and undercutting PDJT but stood up to him and let him know that macron identifies with PDJT.

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    • Lopeover says:

      Hope all staff & press with French leader is vetted to the max.

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    • Rhoda R says:

      President Trump was dealing with con men before Macron was born. But I don’t think that working for your own nation’s best interests is really a con.

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      • Mercenary says:

        I mean con in the sense that Macron wants Trump to stay in the Iran deal, which is his prime motivating factor. He could be a very slick con artist. But let’s see how he acts if/when Trump terminates the deal. Let’s see if he’s still the same?

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        • El Torito says:

          But it’s not a con. It’s his objective and he’s not hiding it.

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          • Mercenary says:

            The con is in how he treats Trump, not his objective. Many, many liberals are furious that Macron is “normalizing” Trump. Macron could secretly despise him, but think that he’s so dumb that flattery will bend Trump. It won’t. Trump will go after Iran hard. When that happens, I wonder if Macron will maintain this demeanor. That’s my point.

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    • Perot Conservative says:

      The EU always complains about us, but they want our money. When we were reducing some troops in Germany, the local cities were moaning bc it would mean less business.

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      “Macron is saying all the right things, but President Trump will do the right thing for America, irregardless.”

      I will bet that PDJT gave French President Macron some ideas regarding abandoning the Globalist’s ship. However, I venture to say that Macron will watch and see how things play out in America first. It would be a big step for him to walk out on the banking masters that put him into power. He is probably thinking of what happened to JFK. PDJT has probably told him privately what his intentions are, so Macron can start planning accordingly. The EuroTrash banksters will not like it. Too bad, it’s MAGA time now.

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      • Mercenary says:

        The problem with nations steeped in socialism is that eventually the citizens themselves become psychologically corrupted. Trump will do the right thing no matter what. Macron comes from a deeply corrupt milieu. I doubt a couple conversations between them will change decades of behavioral programming. But he will not hold us back. Either step on the train or be flung off.

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        • Deplorable_Infidel says:

          “The problem with nations steeped in socialism is that eventually the citizens themselves become psychologically corrupted. ”

          Yes, so true. there is only one thing that can break thorough that instantly and it is believing the gospel of the grace of God (1 Cor. 15:3,4). Alas, many will remain in bondage.

          Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

          2Corinthians 4:7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.

          Ephesians 1:19 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,

          Eph 2:2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:

          Eph 3:20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,

          Colossians 1:13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:
          Col 2:10 And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:

          1Thessalonians 1:5 For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake.

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  16. Lopeover says:

    I am suspicious about the hand gestures France’s leader made in photo op!

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  17. Batman says:

    Trump is recruiting in the enemies backyard. He is truly promising Freedom from the ruling elite for France. The stage was set in their 1st meeting. He said “Watch what I do to American enemies that threaten our Freedom.”
    My guess is France has a leader that wants true freedom and has been given a plan to act on. Same with the UK. The Syria strike was a pledge of agreement. Stage is set for the next act.

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    • Perot Conservative says:

      Tougj go, he is taking on some federal pensions, railway workers.

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    • Mercenary says:

      We’ve got enough to take care of in our own country without freeing Europe from the crippling bondage of deep socialism.

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    • jello333 says:

      I’d like to see them take a poll of French citizens after this visit, to see what they think about Trump. If he gets high ratings, this could give Macron an opening to do the right thing and go all in with Trump/US. Which, of course, would cause all kinds of splodey heads among certain other world “leaders”.

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  18. Bastiat says:

    Macron wanted to hug Trump at the end.

    Impressive. Scott Adams is right about Trump, he knows how to influence. But I also don’t think it is in a calculating way on the interpersonal level, it is part of his personality. He is just an honest and good guy, and people are universally attracted to that.

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      “He is just an honest and good guy, and people are universally attracted to that.”

      You are correct about that. I know three people that have been in small gatherings in Trump Tower with him. He has a genuineness that cannot be faked in small, intimate gatherings and his attention is focused on whomever he is a having a conversation with at the time.

      He ran for President in an attempt to free us from the corruption that was moving to totally enslave future generations. If he wanted it easy, he had the life already.

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      • jello333 says:

        Of all the “show biz” type stuff Trump ever did, I think of one crazy little video that showed what a cool person he is. Showed the overall sense of humor, including “self deprecating” humor, plus his fearlessness in some ways. I’m talking about the video where he “bought” a woman’s car AND her kids. I just love it. 🙂

        (I won’t post it here, since it’s so off-topic, but it’s easy to find.)

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      • Perot Conservative says:

        Two interesting, slanted documentaries on him on Netflix.

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  19. ogoggilby says:

    Vive les déplorables de l’Amérique!!

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  20. JoD says:

    Not only is Macron growing on me, but I’m warming up to Brigette, too.
    I appreciate President Macron’s obvious respect and affection for POTUS.
    Mrs. Macron must be under enormous pressure, and she handles very well.
    They actually make a cute couple despite the age difference.
    Viva la France!!!

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  21. jello333 says:

    Can’t wait to see what Merkel tries to do to bring Macron back under her control. We need one of those “Curse you villain!” pictures, substituting Pelosi with Merkel.

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  22. truthbomb says:

    Macron (grinning like EU weasel): You must stay en the Eeeeran deal, no?
    Trump: No.
    Macron: Au revoir connard!

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  23. nbkilgore says:

    Something tells me Macron is about to give the EU the birdie, if he does, who will EU send next? P5+1 Iran preservation is going to go down in flames, especially when the American tax payers were put on the hook for 2 more $250 billion dollars payment to Iran while the pallet loads of cash are slowly flowing through the EU laundry outlets. Would not surprise me if intel white hats or MI put a trace on the pallet of cash that went out on the midnight birdie!

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  24. noswamp says:

    Trump got visibly upset when talking about Iran. I think Iran took note. Let’s see how many threats they hit Trump with now.

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