On Saturday, Trump sought to tie the violent protests across France triggered by higher fuel taxes with the Paris climate accord treaty he’s denounced. He said protesters were chanting his name in the streets, a claim Le Drian disputed.
“The protesters didn’t protest in English!” Le Drian said in a radio interview with RTL. “We don’t participate in America’s domestic politics and we would like that to be reciprocal.”
He said President Emmanuel Macron already told the U.S. president to stay out of French political life.