During an exclusive interview with Fox News on Sunday, the French President, Emmanuel Macon, claimed that he has a very special relationship with US President Donald Trump.
Macron Claimed that both him and Trump were “Mavericks” who shared the mutual goal of fighting terrorism. The 40-year-old, who is visiting the United States this week, claimed that he will request Congress for support in ridding the world of the influence of dictatorships and rogue regimes from across the globe.
Speaking to Fox News host Chris Wallace, Macron said:
“We have a very special relationship because both of us are probably the maverick of the systems on both sides,” Macron said prior to his official state visit. “I think President Trump’s election was unexpected in your country, and probably my election was unexpected in my country, and we are not part of the classical political system.”
Macron’s visit will mark the historic landmark of 250 years of French-American relationships. Macron and the French First lady are set to be hosted by Melania Trump at Mount Vernon, the historic estate of George Washington on Monday
Macron said that his main objective during the visit would be to press Congress on the issue of fighting rogue regimes and authoritarian states around the world, as well as to celebrate the ‘Special relationship‘ between the two countries.
“We are very much attached to the same values …. especially liberty and peace,” he said. “I think the U.S. today has a very strong role to play for peace in different regions of the world and especially the Middle East.”
Macron also weighed in on the Trump-Russia scandal, claiming that the current investigation being spearheaded by Special Counsel Robert Mueller had no effect on his relationship with Donald Trump, adding “I’m not the one to judge [on the US’s internal issues]“.
“I work with him because both of us are very much at the service of our countries on both sides,”
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