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French President Emmanuel Macron denounced nationalism during an Armistice Day centennial observance in Paris on Sunday.
“Patriotism is the exact opposite of nationalism: Nationalism is treason,” Macron said, according to a Euronews translator.

Macron spoke in front of world leaders including President Donald Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

“If we think our interests may only come first and we don’t care for others, it is a treason of our values, a betrayal of all moral values,” he said. “We must remember this.”

Macron said that the moral values of France helped them fight for the future of their country.

He praised the world leaders that formed the first League of Nations, after World War I.

“They imagined the first international corporation, the dismantling of empires, and redefined borders, and dreamed at the time of a union, a political union of Europe,” Macron said.

He lamented that the spirit of revenge and humiliation after World War I sparked renewed nationalism that led to World War II.

Macron defended organizations like the European Union and the United Nations, hailing their ideals despite their “setbacks” over the years. He called for a new era of science-built progress.

“Together we can rise to the challenges of poverty, global warming, disease, inequality, and ignorance,” he said. “And we can win this together, because victory is possible together, together we can break away from the countertruths and injustices, we can counter the extremes which would drive us to war.”

In an interview with CNN, Macron continued his condemnation of nationalism but was hesitant to claim the “globalist” label.

“I would say I’m a patriot,” he said, but added: “I’m not a believer in a sort of globalism without any differentiation. I think it doesn’t — it’s very inconsistent, and it’s extremely — it makes our people very nervous. But I’m not a nationalist, which is very different for me from being a patriot.”

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12 Comments

12 Comments

  1. Patricia Halverson

    November 12, 2018 at 3:56 am

    How stupid are these people????

    • Shelba J. Holmes

      November 12, 2018 at 2:56 pm

      That is a darned good question. When you think you have heard it all some left-wing nutjob comes along with another dumber than dirt thought for public consumption. President Trump is 100% right that his job is to put this country first. I suppose Macron is afraid that his stupidity will get France is deep dodo and Trump will not come to save their butts one more time!

  2. Brenda Reger

    November 12, 2018 at 4:04 am

    He is afraid that France is going to have to pay up at the UN. The USA is tired of carrying these freeloaders. Go ahead France, build your own military. All France is good for is surrendering to their foes.

  3. RAY SAY

    November 12, 2018 at 4:43 am

    These Globalist will kiss your cheek, and stab you in the back at the same time. The only Nationalist that I saw there was Trump and Putin, but does not say other nations want out of this Globalist Club also.

  4. Eileen Perahia

    November 12, 2018 at 4:49 am

    Macron is a racist pure and simple. The French are huge racist and Macron has nerve saying Trump is only considering American. Trump has said over and over he wants fair deals for both the USA and all other countries.Macron is full of hatred if he has to take pot shots at a Memorial. How disgusting. Every so called liberal needs an object of hate. The record on France is one of antisemitism and hate. The country turned over people Jews to Hitler. And Germany was Hitler. These two countries should be ashamed of themselves and their real racism. Stop covering it up and embrace real equality as Trump does. He is not afraid to defend our nation and say the same for others. Macron is a hypocrite and just plain disgusting. How does he explain all the racism against Jews in his country. Why would anyone embrace him unless it is just to use him to hate our great great great great president. I am in a bad mood. Fuck them all.

    • Starkwood

      November 12, 2018 at 3:50 pm

      French racism is easy to explain. He has allowed so many Muzzies into his country that they are pushing the antisemitic culture to the extreme. He’s now afraid of them and is appeasing his new-found “citizens.”

  5. Scott

    November 12, 2018 at 5:19 am

    In order to help those outside of your country you first need to take care of those in your country! Nationalism over Globalism any day of the week!!! Keep up the good work President Trump in protecting the USA first!

  6. Joe

    November 12, 2018 at 8:08 am

    This coming from a transgender. Shut up asshole

  7. abacus

    November 12, 2018 at 8:24 am

    The little French moron would have trouble spelling Patriotism.

  8. David

    November 12, 2018 at 1:47 pm

    France doesn’t have a backbone or any moral values. That is why the United States, England, Australia and several other western nations had to forfeit so many lives to save France from the Germans! The France that helped the colonist fight the King of England exist no more!

  9. dostaboy

    November 12, 2018 at 2:04 pm

    Pas de M. Macron, le socialisme est une trahison.

  10. Linda Bethel

    November 13, 2018 at 2:54 am

    The French used to have nationalism, they had pride in the countries citizens. Not anymore there is nothing in France to be proud of.

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