He refrained from commenting on Trump's "insult" tweet, beyond saying, "I always prefer having direct discussions or answering questions than making my diplomacy through tweets". "Very insulting, but perhaps Europe should first pay its fair share of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, which the US subsidizes greatly!"
Asked to comment, the office of the French President said it had nothing to say about the tweets, but added that Macron had made his points about a European army and European defence very clear to Trump during talks they held on Saturday in Paris.
"If we speak too much about a phrase like, for instance strategic autonomy... it sounds like you're going to do these big strategic things alone and I don't think that's wise". You have globalists. I also love the world and I don't mind helping the world, but we have to straighten out our country first.
Among the dozens of world leaders in attendance were President Trump, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. "For the sake of truth, Pres.@EmmanuelMacron didn't say that European Union needed an army "against the US". We want to help.
Emmanuel Macron suggests building its own army to protect Europe against the U.S., China and Russian Federation.Читайте также: California wildfires map shows the areas that have been affected
Initiated by French President Emmanuel Macron, the Forum aims to revive collective governance, worldwide cooperation, norms, and institutions at a time when global challenges have never been so pressing.
In a radio interview this week, Macron had named the United States alongside China and Russian Federation as sources of risk.
Macron told him that he agrees.
Mr Macron said that while he agreed, he thought it was "unfair" for European security to be overly-reliant on the US. 'That's why I do believe that we need more European capacities, more European defense, in order to take this part of the burden'.
The president and first lady Melania Trump had traveled to the commemoration separately - White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders cited security protocols - from the other dignitaries, who had traveled together by bus from the Élysée Palace.
The gulf between Trump's "America First" credo and European leaders was starkly underscored again later Sunday, when Trump went his own way.
Mr Macron said: 'Patriotism is the exact opposite of nationalism.
Macron spoke bluntly of the threat from nationalism, calling it a betrayal of moral values.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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