Vox.com: How French President Macron managed to woo Trump in the City of Light

Our Martin Michelot commented on recent visit of US President Donald Trump in France and his meeting with newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron.

Our Martin Michelot commented on recent visit of US President Donald Trump in France and his meeting with newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron. He analysed Macron's view on US foreign policy towards Europe.

“Macron is a realist,” said Martin Michelot of the German Marshall Fund. “He doesn’t want to see an isolated America because he then thinks it will defend its interests more aggressively, which will probably be bad for international cooperation in a lot of fields.”

“Macron seems to have an ‘in’ with Trump that Merkel doesn’t,” said Michelot. “So it seems Macron is leveraging his good relationship with Trump to also act as a spokesperson for Europe.”

Full article in English is available on Vox.com.

#France #Emmanuel Macron #Donald Trump

Martin Michelot
Deputy Director

Expertise: NATO and transatlantic security, European foreign policy and defense, French politics, elections and society, Visegrad Four and Central Europe, EU institutional issues

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