François Hollande, the France’s president, expressed displeasure with Donald Trump’s recent characterization of his country saying, “it’s never a good idea to show the least disapproval with respect to an ally”. In a portion of his speech at the annual CPAC, Trump said his friend “Jim” no longer sees Paris as safe enough to visit.
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“For years, every year during the summer, he would go to Paris, was automatic with his wife and his family. Hadn’t seen him in a while,” Trump said. “And I said, Jim, let me ask you a question, how’s Paris doing? ‘Paris? I don’t go there anymore, Paris is no longer Paris.’ That was four years — four or five years hasn’t gone there. He wouldn’t miss it for anything. Now he doesn’t even think in terms of going there.”
A seemingly unhappy Hollande said “I wouldn’t do that to an ally and I would ask that the American president not do that with regard to France”. Currently, France is under a parliament-approved state of emergency.