French President Shades Trump: “Nationalism Is A Betrayal Of Patriotism”

At a ceremony on today commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, French President Emmanuel Macron delivered a direct slap at Donald Trump’s “America first” approach to international affairs.
French President Emmanuel Macron

At a ceremony on today commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, French President Emmanuel Macron delivered a direct slap at Donald Trump’s “America first” approach to international affairs.

“Nationalism is a betrayal of patriotism,” said Macron. “By saying, ‘Our interests first, who cares about the others,’ we erase what a nation holds dearest, what gives it life, what gives it grace and what is essential: its moral values.”

Trump, along with 80 other world leaders, was sitting just feet away from Macron at the time.

The Trumpster famously declared himself a “nationalist” recently as he campaigned for the midterm elections.

The video below shows the world’s leaders gathering for the ceremony, including Russian President Vladimir Putin, whom Trump beamed at seeing, as well as part of Macron’s speech.

This comes just a day after Trump decided to skip a ceremony at an American cemetery honoring fallen WWI soldiers because of a light fall of rain.

The Twitterverse was more than happy to show off tons of photos of President Obama at past Memorial Day events in the rain.

(h/t JoeMyGod)

No – French President Emmanuel Macron Is Not Gay

French President Emmanuel Macron has now had to deny (for the second time) that he’s not gay after his hunky now-former head of security was fired due to a scandal about police violence.
French President Emmanuel Macron
(image via Twitter)

 Why is it when a man is good-looking and successful, the gay rumor has to come out?

French President Emmanuel Macron has now had to deny (for the second time) that he’s not gay after his hunky now-former head of security was fired due to a scandal about police violence.

Alexandre Benalla was fired recently after video surfaced of him taking part in a rough beatdown involving protesters earlier this year.

The issue came to a head when French publication Le Monde identified Benalla in video on July 18.

President Macron (L) Alexandre Benalla (R)

Newspapers began to publish unconfirmed reports that Benalla was living in a large, luxury apartment for free, and was receiving a huge $140,000 a year salary.

After firing Benalla, Macron assured members of his own En Marche party that Benalla never had his country’s nuclear codes.

As GayStarNews reports, Macron began a 30 minute address to his colleagues about the firing by saying, “Alexandre Benalla has never had the nuclear codes; Alexandre Benalla never lived in a 300 square-meter apartment in Alma; Alexandre Benalla has never earned 10,000 euros.”

That was followed immediately by a light-hearted, “Alexandre Benalla is not my lover.”

The 40-year-old French president also took responsibility for Benalla’s actions in the video saying, “What happened on May 1 is terrible, serious and, for me, it was a disappointment and a betrayal.”

Maybe the gay rumors began because both men are very attractive and masculine, but it comes across as homophobic.

Last year, Macron was forced to address rumors of an affair with another hottie, Mathieu Gallet, president of Radio France.

Mathieu Gallet (image via Twitter)

Macron has been married to his wife, Brigitte, for 11 years. Their 24 year age difference has proven to be a point of fascination for some.

(h/t GayStarNews)

Donald Trump’s Odd 25-Second Long Handshake With French President Macron

Folks are talking about this awkward 25-second handshake between President Trump and French President Macron.

And it is rather odd.

Not only does Trump not let go of Macron’s hand for an uncomfortable length of time, he then leans over and kisses and hugs Mrs. Macron without letting go of the French president’s hand.

It comes across like two couples on their first wife-swapping date or something.

French President Macon Trolls Trump On Abandoning Paris Climate Accord – “Make Our Planet Great Again”

President Emmanuel Macon of France

French President Macron denounced Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement.

Check a bit of Macron’s speech today – especially the last line where he trolls the Donald with a twist on his 2016 campaign slogan.

Speaking in English, Macron tells the world to remain “confident” in climate fight.

“We will succeed … [and] make our *planet* great again.”

And here’s a few more reactions via Twitter:

And then there was this on The Weather Channel (click pic to enlarge):