In the aftermath of the violence on the Champs-Elysees, the American president took the opportunity to tackle (again) Europe.
YELLOW VESTS – This time, he did not take advantage of it to attack Emmanuel Macron. Donald Trump, who had copiously criticized France and its President of the Republic on November 13 after a hectic visit in France, spoke on Sunday, November 25, the day after the mobilization of yellow vests on the Champs-Elysees, which was tainted with violence.
Calling “big and violent” demonstrations of yellow vests, the excesses on the Champs-Elysees have been around the world, the President of the United States shared a reflection for the least surprising on Twitter.
Without aiming at France in particular, Donald Trump has estimated that the demonstrations of the yellow vests “do not take into account the EU’s mistreatment of trade in the United States”, nor the question of the European contribution to the “GREAT military protection” of Europe by the United States.
Originally crystallizing around the challenge of taxation on fuels, the movement of yellow vests certainly expresses very broad claims. Not sure, however, that US international trade or “military protection” is one of his central concerns …