Paris wants US President Donald Trump not to interfere in the domestic policy of France. That is what Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said today.
In particular yesterday, the American head of state has tweeted for the second time in a week. About the (violent) protest of the “yellow vests” in France. He associated a “very sad day and night for France” in connection with the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.
Very sad day & night in Paris. Maybe it’s time to end the ridiculous and extremely expensive Paris Agreement and return money back to the people in the form of lower taxes? The U.S. was way ahead of the curve on that and the only major country where emissions went down last year!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 8, 2018
That did not turn out well with the French government. By means of Minister of Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian. The government has urged the US President today to refrain from interfering in France’s internal policy in fairly sharp terms. “I have said to Donald Trump and the President of the Republic (Emmanuel Macron) has also told him: we are not participating in the American debates, let our country lead its own life.”
Le Drian also said he was “worried” about democracy. And institutions in France when he heard a certain number of statements, in which the minister explicitly referred to calls for “uprising”.