Trump Taunts Macron With World War Jibe: ‘They Were Learning German in Paris Before The U.S. Came Along!’

Donald Trump said on Tuesday that France needs a change in leadership as he delivered a series of jabs on Twitter at French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday.

Over two hours, Trump accused Macron of trying to pivot from his own low approval ratings and high unemployment rate by condemning nationalism after the American president embraced the loaded term “nationalist” on the campaign trail.

“By the way, there is no country more Nationalist than France, very proud people-and rightfully so!” Trump tweeted. He then added in a second tweet, “MAKE FRANCE GREAT AGAIN!”

Trump also called for a change in French tariffs on U.S. wine, and claimed French citizens would be speaking German if it wasn’t for the U.S. in World War II.

The tweets mark an apparent shift in the relationship between the two leaders who shared a warm relationship in the past two years.

“We do have a very special relationship,” Trump said in April when Macron visited the White House, brushing dandruff off Macron’s shoulder. “We have to make him perfect. He is perfect.”

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