Trump knocks Macron in tweet moments after landing in Paris


As soon as he arrived in Paris on Friday, the American president deemed Emmanuel Macron's remarks on Europe 1 Tuesday "very insulting".

US President Donald Trump denounced Friday evening, when he arrived in Paris, the words "very insulting" his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron  on the creation of a European army Tuesday morning on Europe 1.
Europe should first pay its share to NATO".  "President Macron has just suggested that Europe build its own army to protect itself against the United States, China and Russia," Donald Trump tweeted as Air Force One landed near Paris. "Very insulting, but perhaps Europe should first pay its share to NATO that the United States subsidizes widely!" He added.

President Macron of France has just suggested that Europe build its own military in order to protect itself from the U.S., China and Russia. Very insulting, but perhaps Europe should first pay its fair share of NATO, which the U.S. subsidizes greatly!

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Macron's pleading for "a real European army".  Europe will not be able to defend itself without "a real European army", had defended Emmanuel Macron, questioned by Nikos Aliagas on Europe 1. "We will not protect the Europeans if we do not decide to have a real European army. to Russia, which is on our borders and has shown that it can be threatening (...) we must have a Europe that defends itself more alone, without depending only on the United States and in a more sovereign way ", had pleaded the French head of state.
And Emmanuel Macron to call to "protect us against China, Russia and even the United States of America", evoking the American decision to withdraw from a nuclear disarmament treaty dating from the years 80: "Who is the main victim?", He asked: "Europe and its security".
A meeting that looks already delicate. The meeting between the two leaders, scheduled for Saturday morning at the Elysee Palace, already looks particularly delicate. When leaving the White House, Donald Trump opted for a much more conciliatory tone: "It's going to be a wonderful moment," he predicted. "There will be a lot of countries," he added, assuring that the announcement of his presence had pushed many other leaders to make the trip. On Sunday, the US President will participate, in the presence of at least 60 heads of state, at a ceremony at the foot of the Arc de Triomphe during which Emmanuel Macron will deliver a speech. 
Over the weekend, he will also visit the American Wood Belleau Cemetery, in the Aisne department, and the American cemetery in Suresnes, a suburb of Paris. This is Donald Trump's second visit to France since his election, after that of July 14, 2017, which he regularly discusses with great enthusiasm.