“Trump and Macron cannot stop touching each other,” – the article with the title in April of this year was released by the American edition of the Washington Post. Less than six months, as the presidents of the two countries have confirmed the conclusion of journalists. At the meeting in the Elysée Palace on November 10 there were plenty of touches. With special enthusiasm "body language" was used by the host of the meeting – 40-year-old leader. He patted his colleague from the States and patted his hand and supported him behind his back, and even touched his knee several times.
Macron has already admitted to journalists that he intentionally uses body languageA photo: REUTERS
Trump did not react to the touch of MacronA photo: REUTERS
Of course, this could not escape the attention of the American media. For example, the publication The Sun called the knee beats at least “strange”. And the journalists of this portal were embarrassed that Macron addressed Trump with the words “my friend”. But at the same time, the French and the Americans did not come to an agreement on the key issues of European defense.
QUESTION OF THE PAN-EUROPEAN ARMY
Recall, on the eve of the meeting, the presidents exchanged attacks on each other. Emmanuel Macron on the radio station Europe 1 stated the need to create a "pan-European army":
– We should have“which protects itself primarily independently, without relying entirely on the United States,” said the French leader.
Donald Trump didn't like it. He announced through his Twitter, that the words of Macron are "offensive":
– French President Macron said that Europe should create its own armed forces to protect itself from, and . This is very offensive, but perhaps Europe should first contribute its fair share to the financing. which the US mainly sponsor!
At the meeting in the Elysee Palace, each of the presidents continued to stand on his own. Macron told Trump that Europe really needs to increase its stake in NATO funding. And the headnoted that the States want to help Europe in the field of defense. But it must be on fair terms. Macron replied that their sentences were “compatible.”
French journalists called this dialogue "ostentatious agreement."
Trump and Macron's long handshakes have long been turned into a memeA photo: REUTERS
SECRET OF "TEMTABLE" MEETINGS
But back to the question of touch, which is so abused by Macron and Trump. The presidents have already been asked to comment on the situation. American leader answered joke:
“Emmanuel and I just like to shake hands.”
But the Frenchman was more outspoken. He admitted to the Washington Post that he intentionally uses body language with Trump.
– My handshake with him [Трампом] was not innocent. So you guarantee that you are respected. You must show that you will not make small concessions – even symbolic ones.
After the talks, Trump and Macron invited their wives for a dinner together.A photo: REUTERS
While Trump and Macron squeezed each other's hands, their wives in the Elysee Palace did not hide their sympathy for each other. The Frenchwoman Bridget, for example, was not afraid to get wet in the rain in order to greet the guest, Melanie, as soon as possible. She went to the wife of the American leader in the rain, without an umbrella, took her hands and kissed her on both cheeks. The first ladies communicate without translators (Mrs. Trump speaks French) and always speak friendly of each other in the press (details)
Bridget and Melania always speak well of each other in the press.A photo: REUTERS
World leaders arrive into participate in events dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. The main ceremony will be held on November 11 at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. It will be attended by the leaders of many states, including Russia and the United States. But the bilateral meeting of Vladimir and Donald Trump will not take place. The maximum that is expected is a brief conversation between the leaders of the two powers during lunch at the Elysee Palace (details)
“Touching” moments of meeting Trump with Macron.