I have to grudgingly express admiration for President Macron's discretion and diplomacy for not trolling Trompe with a succession of tumbrels during the Bastille Day parade, but the man took the high road. The 'conventional wisdom' is that Trompe is typically influenced by the last person with whom he's spoken, so Macron's display of amitié toward Trompe might move him to a more moderate stance towards America's allies... dining in the Eiffel Tower just might make him conflate the Paris Agreement with La Ville-Lumière, and reconsider his position.
I'm not holding my breath, though, Trompe's lune de miel is over, and now it's back to the harsh reality of the Russian hacking scandal and low approval ratings. As the lovely Veronique Vincent sang, prends l’avion pour un autre là-bas...
But someday you have to fly home to face the music... at any rate, this is a story to follow.
for not trolling Trompe with a succession of tumbrels during the Bastille Day parade
"Je suis désolé, Monsieur le President, that it has not there a golf cart for your convenient travel. But we have this other vehicle."
Vraiment, Monsieur Docteur Smut.
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