“Trump-style sketch”, “attempt to demonize”: Opposition furious after Emmanuel Macron’s surprise speech

"Sketch à la Trump", "Tentative de diabolisation": l'opposition fulmine après le discours surprise d'Emmanuel Macron

Just before flying to Romania and Moldova, Emmanuel Macron gave a surprise speech to the press. The French president spoke directly to the tarmac at Orly airport, with the presidential plane just behind him. He called on France to “give the country a solid majority” in the second round of legislative elections on Sunday. “Nothing Worse Than Adding a French Dirt to the World Mess […] We must protect our institutions from all those who challenge and undermine them”, he declared in a very serious voice, By targeting the Jean-Luc melanchoneHis main opponent for the second round.

However, Emmanuel Macron did not give clear instructions to citizens to vote. In a deep voice, he called for “a republican beginning”: “no voice should be missing from the republic”.

Failure to take a stand and a dangerous tone that simultaneously surprised and upset the opposition! of the President Jean-Luc MelenchonThe leader of the Noops reacted to the speech of Elysee’s tenant on his personal blog, describing his speech at the airport as “Miss Shot”. “This Trump-style sketch epitomizes an era to warn against the enemy within”, wrote Jean-Luc Mélenchon, in reference to the former President of the United States’ traditional speeches in front of US Air Force One. “Macron is drowning. In elections, more than sixty people left. In elections and in authority over his people, the flag is flown at half-mast”, we still read on Insomis’ blog.

EELV national secretary Julian Beau, for his part, said he felt “confronted with a president who loses his nerves quite easily and who shows great enthusiasm”. He said he was “astonished as an environmentalist” at Emmanuel Macron’s tone during his speech, behind which he appears to be “an attempt that fails”. Julian Beau judged on BFMTV’s antenna, “dangerous indeed that the president may eventually say that if he is beaten, it is the republic that is beaten”. “Something is too proud, too much Jupiter […] Truly a flow. This election is meant to be lost and if clearly LREM is beaten on Sunday, it will only be a defeat, by no means a problem for democracy, for republic”.

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For Fabian Roussel, leader of the Communists, “it smells of pine trees and panic on board”. He tweeted, “French, still zero commitment to pay and pensions. Only words to scare. We no longer want your majority and your social disorder. We want better days, progress and justice!”

Also on Twitter, NUPPS candidate Sandrine Rousseau mocked Macron’s attitude: “With this strong wind of panic, the president’s plane will reach Romania faster than expected”.

Even on the right, the speech of the head of state caused a reaction. Valerie Bauer (LR) criticized the president because, according to her, “once again we deserve ‘It’s Me or Chaos'”. “When he relied on the LFI’s votes for the presidential election, it caused him less trouble,” he concluded. On Europe 1, the number 1 of the national rally, Jordan Bardella, called on the French to vote for RN, modifying the words of Emmanuel Macron. “If no voice should disappear from the republic, we should vote for the national rally. We are the ones who will defend the republic in this election”, he launched during a press conference at the end of the day on Tuesday. -afternoon.

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