LONDON (Information) – U.S. President Donald Trump mentioned his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron gave “one of many biggest non-answers I’ve ever heard” at a joint information convention on Tuesday.
In response to a query posed to Trump by a U.S. journalist who requested whether or not France ought to do extra to take ISIS fighters captured within the Center East, the U.S. president mentioned he would go that query on to Macron, asking him in a light-hearted tone if he would really like “some good ISIS fighters”.
The French president gave a protracted reply, during which he argued that international fighters from European nations have been a small minority amongst ISIS troops, and that it could be unhelpful to give attention to them somewhat than on the broader drawback.
He mentioned the precedence was to complete the conflict towards the militant group.
“That is why he is a good politician as a result of that was one of many biggest non-answers I’ve ever heard, and that’s OK,” Trump mentioned.
Reporting by Man Faulconbridge and Kate Holton; Writing by William Schomberg and Estelle Shirbon