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    President Donald Trump launched a scathing new broadside Tuesday against a onetime friend, French President Emmanuel Macron, who, after denouncing nationalism in a speech this weekend, appears to have been relegated to a long list of Trump's global adversaries.




    Published on 13 Nov 2018 at 02:59PM

    Macron responds to Trump tweet Macron responds to Trump tweet ZAKARIA: But obviously your expression about the European Army irritated President Trump -- he tweeted something about it. Do you think that there is an inevitable clash here? Are you--  MACRON: No. We had a very good discussion this morning and he confirmed in front of the press that he was OK. I think--   ZAKARIA: Does that mean that his tweet was a mistake? What--   MACRON: I don't know, I'm not the one to comment his tweet. I always prefer having direct discussion or answering questions at making my diplomacy through tweets. But I think we had a very clear discussion. He is in favor of a better burden-sharing within NATO. I agree with that. And I think that in order to have a better burden-sharing, all of us do need more Europe. And I think the big mistake--to be very direct with you--what I don't want to see is European countries increasing the budget in defense in order to buy Americans' and other arms or matériels coming from your industry. I think if we increase our budget, it's to have to build our autonomy... ZAKARIA: But obviously your expression about the European Army irritated President Trump -- he tweeted something about it. Do you think that there is an inevitable clash here? Are you--  MACRON: No. We had a very good discussion this morning and he confirmed in front of the press that he was OK. I think--   ZAKARIA: Does that mean that his tweet was a mistake? What--   MACRON: I don't know, I'm not the one to comment his tweet. I always prefer having direct discussion or answering questions at making my diplomacy through tweets. But I think we had a very clear discussion. He is in favor of a better burden-sharing within NATO. I agree with that. And I think that in order to have a better burden-sharing, all of us do need more Europe. And I think the big mistake--to be very direct with you--what I don't want to see is European countries increasing the budget in defense in order to buy Americans' and other arms or matériels coming from your industry. I think if we increase our budget, it's to have to build our autonomy... Newly-elected U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., declares victory over Republican challenger U.S. Rep. Martha McSally, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in Scottsdale, Ariz. Sinema won Arizona's open U.S. Senate seat in a race that was among the most closely watched in the nation, beating McSally in the battle to replace GOP Sen. Jeff Flake. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Newly-elected U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., declares victory over Republican challenger U.S. Rep. Martha McSally, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in Scottsdale, Ariz. Sinema won Arizona's open U.S. Senate seat in a race that was among the most closely watched in the nation, beating McSally in the battle to replace GOP Sen. Jeff Flake. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., goes over the rules in a television studio prior to a televised debate with U.S. Rep. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, in Phoenix. Both ladies are seeking to fill the seat of U.S. Sen. Jake Flake, R-Ariz. who is retiring. The Arizona Senate contest is one of the most closely-watched in the nation. U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., goes over the rules in a television studio prior to a televised debate with U.S. Rep. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, in Phoenix. Both ladies are seeking to fill the seat of U.S. Sen. Jake Flake, R-Ariz. who is retiring. The Arizona Senate contest is one of the most closely-watched in the nation. Judge Deborah Carpenter-Toye, left, Canvassing Board member, shows political observers a test ballot that needs replacing at the Broward County Supervisor of Elections office, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in Lauderhill, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) Judge Deborah Carpenter-Toye, left, Canvassing Board member, shows political observers a test ballot that needs replacing at the Broward County Supervisor of Elections office, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in Lauderhill, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) First Lady Michelle Obama meets with Melania Trump for tea in the Yellow Oval Room of the White House, Nov. 10, 2016. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

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