PRESIDENT Donald Trump and President Emmanuel Macron’s bromance could be about to end abruptly after a phone call went sour when the French leader criticised the US president’s policies.
It was only six weeks ago that there was an unusual amount of public displays of affection between the pair when Macron visited the White House with his wife, Brigitte.
The two world leaders spoke on the phone last week when the US had just announced they would impose steel and aluminium tariffs on the European Union, Mexico and Canada.
“Macron thought he would be able to speak his mind, based on the relationship. But Trump can’t handle being criticised like that.”
Mr Macron is the European leader believed to be closest to Trump making the phone call even more of a bitter point for him.
French newspaper, Le Novel Observateur, has reported the “transatlantic love story seems very distant now”.
The Elysee Palace has said that Macron “regrets” the US tariff decision and said that it is “not only illegal, it is a mistake on many points. It is a mistake because it responds to a worldwide unbalance that exists in the worst ways through fragmentations and economic nationalism”.