Trump rips Macron over trade, wine, his low approval ratings

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"I think that's what the French expect from me, not to respond to tweets but to remain committed to pursuing this important history", he added.

Speaking at an Armistice Day commemoration in Paris, Macron did not address Trump by name, but warned that "Patriotism is the exact opposite of nationalism...nationalism is a betrayal of patriotism".

"Emmanuel Macron suggests building its own army to protect Europe against the U.S., China and Russia", Trump wrote.

For President Donald Trump in Paris, America First meant largely America alone.

"At every moment of our history, we were allies, so between allies, respect is due", Macron said, citing French support for America's war of independence and USA support during the two world wars. This is what Emmanuel Macron felt towards Trump's leadership in America which made him "vent out" his feelings in his official Twitter account, again.

Brushing off Mr Trump's Twitter rants, Mr Macron continues to insist his idea for an EU army shows European willingness to meet U.S. demands that the bloc take its defence into its own hands.

Trump previously touted a warm relationship with Macron.

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During the commemorative events of November 6, Macron said: "we must protect ourselves from China, Russia, and even the United States", referring, as he later clarified, to "cybercrime" and the creation of domestic defense industries that "don't need to buy or invest in American arms". But in the First and the Second world war on France attacked Germany.

"The problem is that Emmanuel suffers from a very low Approval Rating in France, 26%, and an unemployment rate of nearly 10%", he wrote.

He said: "Faced by Russian Federation, which is on our border and which has shown that it can be threatening ... we need to have a Europe that can better defend itself by itself, without depending exclusively on the United States".

France and the U.S. - allies for more than two hundred years, but relations do not mean that France is prepared to be a vassal of the United States. "Pay for North Atlantic Treaty Organisation or not", he tweeted. They were starting to learn German in Paris before the U.S. came along. He said France will decide in 2020 whether to build another aircraft carrier for as much as 5 billion euros ($5.7 billion), and it should depend less on its ally across the Atlantic Ocean.

Government spokesperson Benjamin Griveaux said on Wednesday: "We were commemorating the assassination of 130 of our compatriots three years ago in Paris and Saint-Denis, and so I will reply in English: "Common decency" would have been appropriate".

More broadly, Macron's response and his initial provocation of Trump by denouncing nationalism show that the French leader realizes that politics is about much more than personalities. His recent trip to France was marred by missed ceremonies and an attack on Nationalism by Emmanuel Macron.

That seemed an opportunity too good to miss for Mr Macron who, ever since his election, has styled himself as an enthusiastic advocate of a reform agenda for the EU.

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