The French and German elections and post-election America
7th ‘Emerging Voices’ Network Reception with French Ambassador, Alexandre Ziegler
Islam in France
President Macron was highly skilled at putting President Trump at ease and avoiding any land mines that would have derailed the show of unity. Macron was especially adept at sidestepping questions about U.S. political controversies, which Trump clearly appreciated.
[Macron] is not part of a left wing league in the West. He doesn't want to be called left wing, nor right wing. [And his roster of ministers suggests] this is actually a grand coalition of the center-left and center-right. Nothing like anything we've seen before. It's not a fake socialist or a fake conservative party, it's new.
The French electorate clearly said after Brexit, against all the forecasts from the Dr. Dooms of this world, that they were against Frexit and against leaving the Eurozone.