Bromance between Trump and Macron takes a hit – News Today

Bromance between Trump and Macron takes a hit – News Today


The bromance between Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron took a beating during a phone call when the French president confronted the commander-in-chief over trade and immigration, a new report said Monday Things went south when Macron candidly criticized the notoriously thin-skinned president during the call last Thursday, CNN reported, citing a pair of sources “Just bad. It was terrible,” one source told the network. “Macron thought he would be able to speak his mind, based on the relationship But Trump can’t handle being criticized like that.” A White House readout of the call said the conversation focused on trade and immigration “Both leaders discussed the migration problem in Libya, and timelines to solve it President Trump underscored the need to rebalance trade with Europe,” the readout said The call came the same day the US imposed steep steel and aluminum tariffs on allies including Mexico, Canada and the European Union In a statement issued by the Elysee Palace ahead of the call, Macron said he “regrets the US decision to confirm tariffs in steel and aluminum ” “This decision is not only illegal, it is a mistake on many points. It is a mistake because it responds to a worldwide unbalance that exists in the worst ways through fragmentations and economic nationalism,” the statement continued “I prefer to say things directly and not through the press; and I will tell him what I told you, which are my convictions that he knows already,” he said in the statement Trump was expecting similar blowback from British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday, sources told CNN, adding that she was going to be blunt in her criticism of Trump’s tariffs

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