Trump taunts Macron over French riots

Trump sides with protesters, noting their chants of 'We want Trump!' 'The Paris Agreement isn’t working out so well for Paris.'

Guy Cohen,

Trump and Macron
Trump and Macron
Reuters

US President Donald Trump on Saturday took advantage of the riots against President Emmanuel Macron in France to taunt Macron and criticize the Paris climate deal.

“The Paris Agreement isn’t working out so well for Paris. Protests and riots all over France. People do not want to pay large sums of money, much to third world countries (that are questionably run), in order to maybe protect the environment. Chanting “We Want Trump!” Love France,” he tweeted.

Another of Trump’s tweets read, “Very sad day & night in Paris. Maybe it’s time to end the ridiculous and extremely expensive Paris Agreement and return money back to the people in the form of lower taxes? The U.S. was way ahead of the curve on that and the only major country where emissions went down last year!”

At least 126 rioters were injured in Paris on Saturday, at the end of the fourth week of the "Yellow Vest" riots. Some 125,000 people took part in protests across France on Saturday - about 10,000 of them in Paris, where the greatest damage was recorded. Cars were set on fire, shop windows were smashed and shops were looted.

The protests began due to the increase in diesel fuel prices, which was canceled by the government. At the center of the protests stand white civilians from the rural areas, but the protests also include rightist and leftist elements. The uniting factor of all the demonstrators is the demand for the resignation of President Emmanuel Macron, whose rate of support has dropped to 18%.




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