Shortly after President Trump arrived in France on Friday for an official visit, he took a moment to tell the country’s first lady, Brigitte Macron, Brigitte Macron, what he thought of her physical appearance.
“You’re in such good shape,” Mr. Trump told Mrs. Macron, who was standing in a grand marble hall with her back to a camera that recorded the incident. He then turned to the president of France, Emmanuel Macron, and said, “She’s in such good physical shape.”
“Beautiful,” Mr. Trump said, turning to the first lady of France. She appeared to grab Mr. Trump’s wife, Melania, by the arm and take a step backward. Mrs. Trump stood next to her, smiling.
The experience occurred amid a voyage through the Hôtel National des Invalides, a gallery complex in focal Paris that houses the tomb of Napoleon Bonaparte. It was communicated live on a Facebook video stream on Mr. Macron’s legitimate Facebook account. A clasp of the scene soon spread broadly on the web and in the news media.
Mr. Trump has repeatedly commented publicly on the physical appearance of women he has encountered either as a presidential candidate or as president — including the humorist Rosie O’Donnell and, now, the primary woman in France.
A month ago, Mr. Trump was condemned by individuals from the two gatherings for assaulting the linked news have Mika Brzezinski in a series of tweets, portraying her as “low I.Q. Crazy Mika” and claiming that at a past meeting she had been “bleeding badly from a facelift.”
Prior to June, Mr. Trump intruded on an Oval Office telephone call with the PM of Ireland, Leo Varadkar, to remark on the physical appearance of Caitriona Perry, a Washington journalist for Ireland’s national broadcaster.
“And where are you from?” Mr. Trump said to Ms. Perry. “Go ahead. Come here, come here. Where are you from? We have all of this beautiful Irish press.”
After Ms. Perry had presented herself, Mr. Trump told Mr. Varadkar, “She has a nice smile on her face, so I bet she treats you well.”
— Caitriona Perry (@CaitrionaPerry) June 27, 2017
Mr. what’s more, Mrs. Trump are in France to observe Bastille Day, the French national holiday, and to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the American entry into World War I, a contention fought on French soil.