U.S. President Donald Trump isn’t the only leader in a war with the media.
Newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron has created quite a stir over his recent actions, and Reuters reported that he said he wants to rule as a “Jupiterian” president – as a “remote, dignified figure, like the Roman god of gods, who weighs his rare pronouncements carefully.”
Just days earlier, Macron had failed to hold a traditional press conference, saying his thoughts are “too complex” for journalists. His spokesman said Macron’s “complex thought process lends itself badly to the game of question-and-answer with journalists.”
The action drew outrage and mockery from the French press.
People say Trump is unstable for tweeting memes but Macron is going around declaring himself a Roman god pic.twitter.com/pX5L9cnw8G
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) July 4, 2017
Congratulations, people of France. This is your new President. Have fun.
— Paula R (@r_P131) July 4, 2017
— Jennifer cox (@jenncox24) July 4, 2017
He was molested by a middle aged woman as a teenager and is still with her today. There’s absolutely no chance he’s psychologically healthy.
— Katarina (@kat_samb) July 4, 2017
Macron also banned Russian media from access to cover his campaign and presidency. Trump has not banned anyone yet, but labeled a dictator.
— Adorable Deplorable (@OliMauritania) July 4, 2017
My money is on Trump vs the Roman God
— Tiger (@birdtiger1) July 4, 2017
Not-making-this-up dept: Macron doesn’t do Q&A w/ journalists because his thoughts are much “too complex” – Elysée https://t.co/g3cMxeXPzU
— Pierre Briançon (@pierrebri) June 29, 2017
Tuesday, Macron got himself into more trouble, when he tweeted out a photo of himself being dropped onto a nuclear submarine from a helicopter, resulting in him being compared to James Bond.
Visite aux sous-mariniers du SNLE “Le Terrible”. pic.twitter.com/Eu9dYmrXCO
— Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) July 4, 2017
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