Sen. Lindsey Graham said Sunday that French President Emmanuel Macron’s perceived swipe at President Donald Trump is because the leader of America’s oldest ally is facing his own internal problems.
“I think he’s got a political problem at home, and I think he’s picking a fight with President Trump to play good politics,” the South Carolina Republican told host Margaret Brennan on CBS’ “Face the Nation.”
Whatever the reason for Macron’s words, Graham said Republican presidents have always received an icy reception on the other side of the Atlantic. “Republican presidents always have a hard time in Europe, and I’m not really worried about this at all,” he said.
On @FaceTheNation, Sen. Lindsey Graham dismisses French President Emmanuel Macron’s apparent criticism of President Trump: “Republican presidents always have a hard time in Europe” https://t.co/vSYQOus3hO pic.twitter.com/fWdoeVaBCk
— CBS News (@CBSNews) November 11, 2018
Macron just gave a speech saying nationalism is the enemy of true patriotism. Trump sat looking angry, not clapping. He is after all a nationalist by his own admission. And he is no patriot. He chooses his own comfort over fallen soldiers, party over country, enemy over ally.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) November 11, 2018
‘Nationalism is a betrayal of patriotism’ — Watch Emmanuel Macron rebuke Trump’s tough talk right to his face pic.twitter.com/duKIkZC0kd
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) November 11, 2018