I see Macron as a clever and able politician who has quickly learned how to turn a situation to France's advantage.
I totally agree. In regards to Trump, Macron invites Trump to the French equivalent of our 4th of July. Shows schmoozes Trump with pomp & circumstance (Trump like bobbles and sparkles), shakes his hand without letting go (a Trump thing), and totally wins Trump over. No real need to discuss anything of political importance...just stroke the Donald for a while and win him over.
A Trump whisperer? Maybe.
On the other hand
, being fair to Trump, there really is no reason for Trump & the USA to not get along with Macron & France. Maybe Marcon & Trump genuinely like each other.
Feel free to expand your argument in this thread, Chaski. I probably wouldn't disagree with you. All that is likely to be different in our opinions is the angle from which we're looking at it.
Ok keeping is simple...and at the risk of high jacking the thread...
A. In the USA essentially all
of our Intelligence Agencies say that Russia tried to tamper with our 2016 Election.
B. A large number of our Republican Congressmen agree (maybe most...or all...?) as do the Democrats (but the Dems are snowflakes not to be considered as rational).
C. Putin has admitted in an interview that Russian hackers may have been involved.
D. Trump's National Security Advisor was fired for being involved with Russia.
E. Trump's Attorney General had to recuse himself from the investigation because of involvement with Russia.
F. Trump's son, son-in-law and Campaign manager met with Russians in an effort to get dirt on Clinton.
G Trump has even accused Clinton of being involved with Russia.
However, when Trump asks Putin if Putin/Russia tried to tamper with the U.S. election, Putin says no
With no other evidence or information supporting Putin, Trump (apparently) believes Putin.
It really makes no sense, and might make one wonder why Trump believes Putin.
Putin the Trump Whisperer...I'm guilty of growing up in a time when virtually everything Russia did was suspect and I've seen nothing to change that perspective...but maybe I'm wrong...maybe Putin/Russia are honest...