Trump to First Lady of France: ‘You’re in such good shape... beautiful’
Trump has drawn criticism in the past for comments some say objectify and demean womenworld Updated: Jul 14, 2017 13:46 IST
US President Donald Trump was captured complimenting the French president’s wife’s appearance Thursday as he toured a famous Paris landmark.
Video footage posted on the French government’s official Facebook page showed Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron and their wives chatting after their tour of the museums at Les Invalides.
As they were saying their good-byes, Trump turned to Brigitte Macron, who is 25 years senior to President Macron, and gestured toward her body.
“You know, you’re in such good shape,” Trump said, before repeating the observation to her husband. “Beautiful,” he added.
Brigitte Macron was her husband’s former high school teacher and their relationship has drawn international attention because of their significant age difference.
But feminists and President Macron have denounced that attention as sexist, arguing that nobody would blink an eye if he were the older spouse.
The Macrons’ age difference is identical to that of Donald and Melania Trump, who were spending two days in Paris in celebration of Bastille Day.
Trump has drawn criticism in the past for comments some say objectify and demean women, including the infamous “Access Hollywood” tape in which he bragged about sexually assaulting women and boasted, “When you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything.”
It wasn’t the only uncomfortable moment the France first lady shared with US President Trump, however.
US president Trump’s official France tour started with an awkward handshake he exchanged with the France first lady.
The lengthy and visibly awkward handshake happened when the France first lady, with her husband, welcomed Trump and his wife Melania Trump to Paris.
Twitter, on the other hand, was quick to react on Brigitte Macron’s uncomfortable moments with Trump.
Live television. Trump just yanked Brigitte Macron's hand. What's wrong with this guy?! pic.twitter.com/zGiwc2wlzn— Arjun Sethi (@arjunsethi81) July 13, 2017
Thank God he didn't dislocate her shoulder with that creepy arm pull. Can't he leave off the alpha male dominance displays w/ the ladies?— Harmless (@InertAlien) July 13, 2017
Trump to Macron: Your wife is old but still hot, seems like a high-quality person, her arm didn't come off when I pulled it. #trumpfrance— rchristie (@waspokey) July 13, 2017
Dear god whyyyy does he do that!?? pic.twitter.com/hb1ZNsIMJ7— Carol C (@gemi6615) July 13, 2017
That move was very aggressive. It's quite triggering for victims of domestic violence. Please don't ever let this man meet Queen Elizabeth.— LizzDregne (@LizzDregne) July 13, 2017
trump greeted France's First Lady with an aggressive handshake & an abhorrent comment: "you're in such great shape"— Ricky Davila (@TheRickyDavila) July 13, 2017
A daily embarrassment.