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French President Emmanuel Macron visits Trump in 3-day trip to Washington

French President Emmanuel Macron smiles as he listens to a question in French from a student at George Washington University, Wednesday April 25, 2018, in Washington. (Photo: Jacquelyn Martin/AP)

French President Emmanuel Macron visits Trump in 3-day trip to Washington

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)

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