Donald Trump's compliment of Mrs. Macron ignites Twitterstorm

Donald Trump's compliment of Mrs. Macron ignites Twitterstorm

Donald Trump's compliment of Mrs. Macron ignites Twitterstorm

Trump said his son's June 2016 meeting with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya, who Trump Jr. had been told had damaging information about Democrat Hillary Clinton, was for opposition research, and that "it's very standard in politics". "You know, you're in such good shape", he said, before exclaiming, "Beautiful".

Mr. Macron, who has clashed with Mr. Trump over the USA withdrawal from the Paris climate change accord, took the unusual step of justifying his invitation to the US president at the press conference. "If it happens, that will be wonderful, and if it doesn't, that'll be OK too", Trump said.

Earlier on Thursday, Macron had admitted that he had sharp differences with the USA president on Paris accord.

Mr Trump said he and Mr Macron enjoyed a "very good relationship".

As for Brigitte Macron, her reaction was caught on camera, along with the compliment.

Many posts on social media denounced Trump's comments as sexist, the response from the first lady was unclear.

Trump praised Macron as "a great leader" and "a great president" when asked if the Frenchman would be able to keep his country safe from terrorist attacks.

He also said "the United States remains committed to being a leader in environmental protection".

Mr Macron arrived standing in a military jeep and surrounded by cavalry, repeating a scene from his inauguration two months ago aimed at reinforcing a message that he heads an important military power.

"I have a feeling that you're going to have a very, very peaceful and attractive Paris. and I'm coming back".

The US President is in France to mark 100 years since America intervened in the First World War, and his latest trip to Europe will provide respite from the mounting pressure back home over Russian interference in last year's election.

He has been the President of the United States for 174 days now, and yet outrageous Donald Trump quotes are still coming thick and fast - and he's still managing to shock the world with his words.

Over their two day meeting, Mr Trump and Mr Macron vowed to continue cooperative over security and counter-terrorism forces.

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