Macron's anti-nationalist talk is not all about Trump

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Mr Trump tweeted: "Emmanuel Macron suggests building its own army to protect Europe against the U.S., China and Russian Federation". French President Emmanuel Macron took full advantage of such an opportunity while standing in front of the grand war memorial in Paris on Remembrance Day and delivering a powerful and timely admonition against the rise of nationalism on both sides of the Atlantic.

"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.

"I think he's doing this for American politics", Macron said in a televised interview on board France's Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier in the Mediterranean Sea. While the rest of Europe has made no secret of its distaste for Mr Trump's brash style of conducting politics, Mr Macron has assiduously courted Mr Trump, making him his guest of honour at last year's Bastille Day celebrations.

Yesterday, Trump tweeted, "Macron suggests building his own army to protect Europe from the United States, China and Russian Federation".

A top adviser to Macron said Tuesday that the French position has been "clarified".

"Just returned from France where much was accomplished in my meetings with World Leaders", Trump tweeted on Monday. "Europe must take its fate in its own hands", German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on November 13, echoing Macron's call for a military structure separate from the US.

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France and Germany are "jumping the gun" with calls for a European army, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has said, asserting that the continent's safety could be guaranteed only through North Atlantic Treaty Organisation.

Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 13, 2018 The problem is that Emmanuel suffers from a very low Approval Rating in France, 26%, and an unemployment rate of nearly 10%. In April, the French president became the first foreign leader to be granted the honour of a state visit, during which Mr Macron, together with his wife Brigitte, was feted at the White House, with Mr Trump describing them as "cherished guests".

France and the US - allies for more than two hundred years, but relations do not mean that France is prepared to be a vassal of the United States.

The French army appeared to poke fun at Mr Trump over the decision, tweeting an image of an officer crawling under barbed wire in wet weather with the words: "There's rain, but it's no problem".

In them, he mocked Mr Macron's low approval ratings and threatened a trade war with France over wine tariffs. A Kremlin official said later that USA and Russian officials chose to drop plans for the Paris meeting after French officials objected.

"We commemorated the murder of 130 compatriots three years ago in Paris and Saint-Denis, and I will respond in English: "common decency" would have been desirable", said French government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux in the press conference after the Council of Ministers on Wednesday.

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