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Donald Trump tells Emmanuel Macron's wife Brigitte: 'You know, you're in such great shape... beautiful'

Trump is in Paris on his first official visit to celebrate Bastille Day

French President Emmanuel Macron (R) greets U.S. First Lady Melania Trump while his wife Brigitte Macron (L) welcomes U.S. President Donald Trump at Les Invalides museum in Paris, France, July 13, 2017. Photo: REUTERS/Michel Euler/Pool
French President Emmanuel Macron (R) greets U.S. First Lady Melania Trump while his wife Brigitte Macron (L) welcomes U.S. President Donald Trump at Les Invalides museum in Paris, France, July 13, 2017. Photo: REUTERS/Michel Euler/Pool

Clark Mindock

Donald Trump has complimented Brigitte Macron’s body, saying she looks pretty great.

After a tour of the museums at Les Invalides in Paris, as Mr Trump and Emmanuel Macron prepared to say “bon voyage” to their wives, Mr Trump turned to Ms Macron to express his admiration for her beauty. The exchange was captured on a live stream of the tour provided by the French government.

“You’re in such great shape,” Mr Trump told her, before turning to Mr Macron to repeat the compliment.

“Beautiful,” he concluded, looking back at the French first lady.

Mr Trump is in Paris this week after being invited by Mr Macron to come and celebrate Bastille Day, the French holiday to celebrate their revolution. On July 14 in 1789, French revolutionaries stormed the Bastille fortress, armoury, and political prison in a challenge to the country’s royal family. The fall of the prison became a flash point in the French Revolution, and is celebrated each year in something of an independence day for France.

Mr Trump and Mr Macron have had something of a mixed relationship during their young presidencies. Mr Macron was a vocal critic of Mr Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of the Paris climate change accord, and quickly began using a modified version of the US President’s campaign chairman by touting the phrase, “Make Our Planet Great Again.”

Brigitte Macron, wife of French President Macron (R), and U.S. First Lady Melania Trump await French President Emmanuel Macron and US President Donald Trump (L) at Les Invalides museum in Paris, France, July 13, 2017. Photo: REUTERS/Ian Langsdon/Pool
Brigitte Macron, wife of French President Macron (R), and U.S. First Lady Melania Trump await French President Emmanuel Macron and US President Donald Trump (L) at Les Invalides museum in Paris, France, July 13, 2017. Photo: REUTERS/Ian Langsdon/Pool

Mr Macron also joined the leaders of Germany and Italy in a rare joint statement to say that the Paris agreement wasn’t renegotiable, which Mr Trump had said he would consider doing.

But, they’ve seemed to foster a warmer relationship since then. The two seemed comfortable with one another during the G20 summit in Hamburg recently, and have indicated a willingness to work together to counter terrorist threats. France has been hit by several major attacks in recent weeks, and Mr Trump has made the issue one of his main priorities.

Brigitte Macron, wife of French President Macron, and U.S. First Lady Melania Trump (L) await French President Emmanuel Macron and US President Donald Trump (unseen) at Les Invalides museum in Paris, France, July 13, 2017. REUTERS/Ian Langsdon/Pool
Brigitte Macron, wife of French President Macron, and U.S. First Lady Melania Trump (L) await French President Emmanuel Macron and US President Donald Trump (unseen) at Les Invalides museum in Paris, France, July 13, 2017. REUTERS/Ian Langsdon/Pool

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