U.S. President Trump was captured on film complimenting French President Macron’s wife on Thursday
U.S. President Donald Trump was filmed complimenting French President Macron’s wife Brigitte Macron during a meeting on Thursday while they toured famous Parisian landmarks.
“You know, you’re in good shape,” Trump said to Mrs.Macron as he and his wife Melania said goodbye to the couple.
Trump repeated the observation to President Macron, adding “beautiful.”
The age difference between the French President and his wife is identical to the age difference between Melania and President Trump – Mrs. Macron is 64, and President Macron is 39.
Trump’s compliment to Mrs. Macron is not the first rather unusual encounter between the U.S.. President and a Macron.
President Macron and Trump shared a long, tense, uncomfortable handshake during their first meeting in Brussels, Belgium.
President Macron commented on the handshake saying: “My handshake with him, it’s not innocent. It’s not the alpha and the omega of politics, but a moment of truth.”
Not the first time Trump is caught remarking on a woman’s appearance
This incident is the latest in a series of incidents in which the U.S. President has been accused of objectifying and demeaning women both during his Presidency and before it.
The most recent incident was when President Trump called out an Irish reporter during a White House press conference, asking her to approach him at his desk while he was on a call with the Irish Prime Minister.
He proceeded to compliment her smile and return to the call. The incident was criticised by many on social media as Trump demeaning the reporter to nothing more than “a pretty face”.
One such infamous line prior to Trump’s presidency was an ‘Access Hollywood’ tape during which the President-to-be brags about sexually assaulting women, saying: “When you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything.”