When French President Emmanuel Macron gave his Armistice Day speech over the weekend, he made sure to include in it a stinging rebuke of nationalism with President Donald Trump in attendance. In recent months, Trump has labeled himself a nationalist, much to the dismay of the America-hating globalist media and political elite, and so Macron knew exactly where to pander:
Patriotism is the exact opposite of nationalism. Nationalism is a betrayal of patriotism. By putting our own interests first, with no regard for others, we erase the very thing that a nation holds dearest, and the thing that keeps it alive: its moral values. https://t.co/w9AltyvMDw
— Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) November 11, 2018
Oh, did the Trump-haters love this one.
“Macron, new leader of the free world!”
“Macron, the hero we need!”
But while Macron is winning over American leftists, his own approval rating in France, you know, the country he’s President of, is 19%:
Damn. The American media’s Man Crush Monday has a 19% approval rating.
Meanwhile the most recent Presidential Approval poll (Rasmussen) puts Trump at 46% approve/52% disapprove. An NBC/Wall St. Journal poll from a week prior showed the same thing, as did an Economist/YouGov poll.
As if that wasn’t enough ownage of the diminutive Frenchie, Trump cucked Macron with this tweet from earlier today:
He’s basically telling France, “Macron ain’t hittin’ it right. Get you a man who will.”