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Lost in translation? French President thanks Australian PM’s ‘delicious’ wife

May 03, 2018 18:04 IST
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French president Emmanuel Macron raised some eyebrows and sparked lighthearted conjecture during his visit to Australia. At a joint press conference with Australia’s prime minister Malcolm Turnbull on May 2, Macron took the opportunity to ‘thank you and your delicious wife for the warm welcome’. The comment drew reactions on both social media and press with many offering explanation about what th French leader actually meant. Turnbull later said his wife was flattered and charmed by the compliment.