President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron went for a private limo ride in The Beast hours after their epic clash in London.
Donald Trump was seen leaving NATO with his French counterpart, looking particularly friendly as they headed off to the U.S. President’s hi-tech limo. The two rode together from a reception with Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace to an after-NATO function hosted by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
Just hours earlier, Macron and Trump clashed at a U.N. meeting when discussing the repatriation of captured ISIS fighters following the fall of the Islamic State. President Trump pointedly asked Macron during their meeting, “Would you like some nice ISIS fighters? I could give them to you.”
“We have a tremendous amount of captured fighters, ISIS fighters over in Syria. And they are all under lock and key but many are from France, many from Germany and many are from the U.K. They’re mostly from Europe. And some of the countries are agreeing. I have not spoken to the president about that. Would you like some nice ISIS fighters? I can give them to you. You can take everyone you want”
Macron then fired back at the U.S. President, saying,
“Let’s be serious. It is true you have current fighters coming from Europe. But it’s a minor problem with the overall problem we have. And I think the number one priority because it is not yet finished is to get rid of ISIS.” He continued, “And it is not done, I’m sorry to say that. Your number one problem is not the foreign fighters, it is the ISIS fighters in the region and you have more and more of these fighters due to the situation today.”
Of course President Donald Trump, not to be outdone by his French counterpart, turned to the media and said, “It’s why he (Macron) is a great politician. That was one of the greatest non-answers I’ve ever heard and that’s okay.”
Earlier in the day, Macron had suggested that Donald Trump had left NATO “brain dead” after his demands that other members pay their fair share. NATO exists to defend Europe from Russia and has been primarily funded by the United States.