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L'enfant terrible? Macron taunts Trump on Armistice Day amid talk of empire and EU army

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Donald Trump's trip to France got off to a bumpy start, and the world is still experiencing the turbulence today. Ahead of Trump's arrival in Paris for the celebrations, Macron dropped a bombshell, speaking out on behalf of an all-European military force, which would be totally free of US patronage.

"We have to protect ourselves with respect to China, Russia and even the United States of America," he told French radio.

Personally, I would have paid for the pleasure of watching Trump pounding away on his response to Macron's ill-timed suggestion. Although Trump and Macron made nice for the cameras in Paris, the US leader referred to Macron's remarks as "very insulting."

President Macron of France has just suggested that Europe build its own military in order to protect itself from the U.S., China and Russia. Very insulting, but perhaps Europe should first pay its fair share of NATO, which the U.S. subsidizes greatly!

But the entertainment did not end there.

Macron, the former Rothschild banker who rose from relative obscurity to defeat Marine Le Pen in the 2017 French elections, paid homage to the centennial event with a speech that seemed to fall short of honoring the roughly 10 million soldiers who perished in that bloody global conflagration.

In the shadow of the Arc de Triomphe, Macron used the solemn occasion to indulge his audience, which included nearly 70 world leaders, with his personal views on nationalism, which he defined as "a betrayal of patriotism."

Trump reaction as Macron calls nationalism “a betrayal of patriotism.” pic.twitter.com/1nuw6axme4

"The old demons are rising again, ready to complete their task of chaos and of death," the French leader said, in a thinly veiled swipe at Trump and his 'America first' program of national revival.

French President Macron jumps on a table to cheer France on to its 4-2 victory in #WorldCupFinal2018. https://t.co/1sLakDI9WJpic.twitter.com/5YrkPECbvB

It seemed rather ironic,........

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