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Australian MP's swipe at Donald Trump's sexist Brigitte Macron 'compliment'

17 July 2017

President Donald Trump's trip to France was seen as successful on nearly all fronts. In an interview to the Journal du Dimanche newspaper, Defending his outreach to Trump, Macron said: "our countries are friends, so we should be too".

"They feel it's a witch hunt, the people".

The pair spoke about Mr Trump finding a way of returning to the Paris climate agreement, he added.

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Of course, like any such event news conference involving a President as unorthodox as Trump, there were curiosities, open loops and sometimes a questionable relationship with facts.

Trump also carried off the symbolism surrounding the visit to Paris. "He told me that he would try to find a solution in the coming months". The duo toured museums and participated in Bastille Day celebrations together.

In a related development, Macron called for the the USA and France to step up their cooperation against violent extremist groups like ISIS. -French military alliance - both then and now. Dinner at the Eiffel Tower. When he announced his decision on the climate agreement, Trump said he was "elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris".

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He said Paris would be "just fine" because "you have a great President who was also tough". On Syria, he argues for intervention, saying that President Bashar Assad is a threat to Syria and the Islamic State group is a threat to France.

He made note of the one-year anniversary of the Nice terror attack, saying the USA stands with France in its battle against extremism.

As is increasingly the case when corporate brands have trolled or criticized the president on social media, the tweet's mentions include many people praising the statement, while others―Trump supporters, mainly―have pledged to never again buy Reebok shoes. Trump can't technically fully pull the US out of the deal until November 4, 2020, and by then he'll probably have another political race on his mind: his own. But in doing so, they'll need to tackle the issue of Russia's support for Assad, something Trump has only passively acknowledged.

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