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Sun Apr 15, 2018, 04:37 PM

France's Macron says he persuaded Trump to maintain troops in Syria

Source: Reuters

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday said he had convinced U.S. President Donald Trump to maintain troops in Syria, as he defended France’s participation in joint air strikes.

In telephone calls before the Saturday airstrikes, Macron said he had persuaded Trump not to pull out of Syria. “We convinced him it was necessary to remain there,” he said.

“We have complete international legitimacy to act in this framework,” Macron said in an interview broadcast by BFM TV, RMC radio and Mediapart online news. “We have three members of the (United Nations) Security Council who have intervened.”

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-macron/frances-macron-says-persuaded-trump-to-maintain-troops-in-syria-idUSKBN1HM0X4

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Mrs. Overall Apr 15 OP
JI7 Apr 15 #1
uppityperson Apr 15 #2
yallerdawg Apr 15 #3
Mr.Bill Apr 15 #4
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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 04:40 PM

1. I have been saying this is France and UK taking the lead

Because what would usually be a US president is no longer the case.

And they know Putin has control over him.

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Sun Apr 15, 2018, 04:55 PM

2. And, for that moment, trump agreed. Tomorrow? Who knows.

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Sun Apr 15, 2018, 05:16 PM

3. Did they shake on it?

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 05:19 PM

4. I'm sure the UK and France

have their own Military Industrial Complexes to feed.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 06:15 PM

5. Is he going to advise him every day?

The WH is pretty empty these days and I would welcome a rational leader's input on a regular basis. Maybe he and May can take turns calling the moron and assisting him.

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