If Putin thought Macron would roll over he was in for a big surprise when they met at Versailles on Sunday.
Macron called out Putin to his face on:
- Chechnya’s anti-gay purge;
- Kremlin propaganda;
Emmanuel Macron – you know, the vapid lefty socialist – has appointed a conservative PM and stood up to Putin in a way no one ever has.
“Russia Today & Sputnik did not behave like organs of the press & of journalism, but as organs of lying propaganda.” – Emmanuel Macron
What a contrast: Macron bans Russia Today from his press conference. Mike Flynn got paid by them. In doing so, Macron also showed up Trump, who refuses to say anything critical of Putin’s abusive policies.
“When press outlets spread defamatory untruths, they are no longer journalists, they are organs of influence.”
Within few days Macron has shown his disdain for Presidents of both US and Russia, and threatened war with Syria if uses chemical weapons again.
“Any use of chemical weapons in Syria will result in an immediate strike by France.”
First Merkel and now Macron creating a new EU posture in the world away from Russian and American influence of the past.