More broadly, Macron's response and his initial provocation of Trump by denouncing nationalism show that the French leader realizes that politics is about much more than personalities.
In five posts on Tuesday after a visit to Paris to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, Mr Trump reminded France of its near-defeat by Germany in two wars, took a swipe at its wine industry, and mentioned Mr Macron's falling approval ratings.
"At every moment of our history, we were allies", the 40-year-old said, noting the long history of French-American cooperation in the Revolutionary War and both world wars.
In his Tuesday (local time) tweets, Trump personally criticised Macron, who had previously sought to curry favour with Washington.
"I don't think the French expect me to respond to tweets but to continue this important history", he told TF1 in an interview on the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier.
He said he thinks that Trump "is doing American politics and I let him do American politics".
A bromance that had already been strained by trade tensions appeared to completely fall apart after Macron suggested to French radio that Europe needs to build up its defense forces to protect against possible threats, including the US.Читайте также: Liverpool could swoop as Pulisic admits he would like PL switch
The President of the United States Donald trump harshly criticized Prime Minister Theresa may, who called to congratulate him on his success of the Republican party in the midterm elections in Congress.
But Macron said the flap would not shake the strong cooperation between the two countries, in particular their joint military actions, in particular against jihadist terrorism.
On Tuesday, Trump fired off a caustic series of tweets against his weekend host and renewed his frequent charge that America's European allies in North Atlantic Treaty Organisation spend too little on defense.
"By saying our interests come first and others don't matter we are erasing what makes a nation precious, what makes it live, what makes it great and most importantly of all, its moral values", Mr Macron said.
The battles with May and Macron are the latest example of Trump's abrasive style when meeting worldwide leaders.
"Pay for North Atlantic Treaty Organisation or not!"
"Yesterday was November 13, we were marking the murder of 130 of our people", Mr Griveaux said. Trump and Macron disagreed on many worldwide issues, including the Paris climate accord, the Iran nuclear deal or Trump's decision to slap tariffs on European metals exports.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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