France’s President Says Trump Is Simply Sickening
President François Hollande of France had strong words for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
French president François Hollande called Donald Trump’s behavior both sickening and vomit-inducing. After U.S. President Barack Obama described the orange-skinned buffoon as “woefully unprepared” to become the Head of State, France’s Hollande came up with a better description: Donald Trump makes people “want to retch“.
“In the U.S., one of the world’s great democracies, maybe the greatest democracy, where democracy was born, before the French one, we see some excesses that are sickening.”
As explained by Foreign Policy, the comments were made by the French President at a press conference in Paris in response to the Republican candidate’s comments and attacks on Khizr and Ghazala Khan, the parents of the Muslim American soldier killed in Iraq. According to Politico the AFP quoted Hollande as saying:
“His excesses make you want to retch, even in the United States, especially when — as was Donald Trump’s case — he speaks ill of a soldier, of the memory of a soldier,”
Both Hollande and Trump already exchanged some heated comments when the presidential candidate said France was no longer France after the terror attacks the country has faced. To this, Hollance replied that France would always stick to its values. But according to Hollande, the fact that Trump simply makes you want to barf is not all. A victory from the real-estate billionaire would also affect France’s presidential elections in 2017, Hollande believes.
“If the Americans choose Trump, that will have consequences, because an American election is a world election. It could lead to a very strong turn to the right in the world, or to a correction … the American campaign shows issues that will be reflected in the French campaign.”
France’s leader also expressed his concern over the “hurtful and humiliating comments” the Republican constantly makes which, according to him, also put democracy in danger and promote authoritarianism instead. Trump’s popularity has been a matter of controversy around the world, yet Western leaders seem to be the most shocked, concerned and even upset over Trump’s comments and excesses. And it is even more concerning to see foreign leaders considering the possibility of a Trump victory. At least through the November elections, we will have to continue struggling against the nauseating and sickening figure of Donald Trump.