France’s Emmanuel Macron left Washington looking like a superstar — whether or not he changed President Donald Trump’s mind on staying in Syria, how to contain Iran or anything at all.
Macron upped his global status by standing shoulder-to-shoulder with the American president amid all the pageantry of a state visit. Then he attacked Trump’s policies head-on in a speech to Congress, and defended his own vision of a globalist world order.
And he wrapped up the trip by rolling up his sleeves and stunning Georgetown students by telling them: “You don’t always have to play by the rules.
“That’s bulls—,” he added.
Now, back to the reality of fixing France. After blow-by-blow coverage of Macron’s Washington trip for three days, the French media turned quickly to domestic issues upon his return Thursday — damaging train strikes, crime-ridden housing projects, lagging school results. (AP)