Saturday, October 1, 2022

Macron uses abusive language to criticize illiterate

PARIS ( Associated Press) – French President Emmanuel Macron, in an apparent attempt to win votes amid an election campaign, used harsh language to criticize the country’s minority of being vaccinated against COVID-19 At the risk of escalating the national controversy surrounding .

“Without vaccination, I really want to throw dirt at them. And I will continue to do so until the end. That is the strategy,” Macron said in an interview with Le Parisien newspaper published Tuesday night.

The remarks made on a forum with citizens at the Elysee Palace made headlines on Wednesday.

In the interview, the 44-year-old president also expressed his desire to run in the presidential elections due in April, although he clarified that he does not want to make an official announcement yet because he wants to focus on the health crisis first.

The comments come as parliament debates new measures that would allow only people who have been vaccinated to enjoy certain activities, such as eating at restaurants. More than 91% of all adults in France are fully vaccinated.

Macron aims to “get everyone’s attention” and “oversee his rivals using the Trump model,” political analyst Philippe Morrow Chevrolet explained via Twitter.

It is a way of blaming the illiterate for the situation, rather than taking responsibility for the high number of infections, Moro Chevrolet said.

Journalist Frédéric Saez, who follows French politics closely, told France Culture Radio that Macron appears to be looking to “capitalize” on the public outcry towards non-vaccinated people.

When he made his remarks, Macron was responding to a woman who expressed outrage that vaccinated people are being forced to postpone medical procedures, while most intensive care unit beds have unvaccinated people. is captured.


Correspondent John Leicester contributed this story from Le Peque.

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