During US President Donald Trump and wife Melania’s official visit to France to celebrate Bastille Day, Trump greeted the First Lady of France Brigitte Macron and said, “You’re in such good shape”.
He then turned to the President of France, Emmanuel Macron, and told him, “She’s in such good shape. Beautiful.” The First Lady of France then appeared to grab Melania Trump’s arm and take a step backwards as if trying to hide behind her.
Donald Trump in new sexism row as he tells Brigitte Trogneux she is in 'such good shape' pic.twitter.com/xVsfAjeRGA
— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) July 14, 2017
The incident was broadcast live on Facebook on the French President’s official page. Trump appreciated the First Lady of France while they were on a tour of the Hôtel National des Invalides, a museum complex in central Paris that houses the tomb of Napoleon Bonaparte.
Donald Trump is infamous for having no respect for women. He has commented on the appearances of many women in the past, even before he was president. Recently, he told a reporter that she had a “nice smile”, right before he got on a call with the prime minister of Ireland.
Funniest thing about the Brigitte Macron thing is that it's probably one of the least sexist/awful things he's said about women just today
— Molly (@isteintraum) July 14, 2017
There is evidence that Trump not only disrespects women, but he thinks that they are at his disposal. He was earlier caught on tape bragging about using his fame to “grab women”. We want to see a more professional president – he represents a giant superpower, and he should play his part rather than commenting on women’s physical appearances, let alone that of the First Lady of another country.
Pic credits: Newsweek
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