Inviting the young man “strong like everything” to participate in the reconstruction of Saint-Martin, the President of the Republic wanted to make sure that he had put his past as a robber behind him, telling him not to do again stupidity”.
Emmanuel Macron repeats it from now on, he wishes to “return to contact with people”. Falling in the polls for months, the head of state in search of popularity is obviously in the idea of silencing critics of his attitude considered haughty. “I deeply like being with my fellow citizens, within reach of face and embraces or explanations”, he argues and in the columns of the Journal du dimanche on September 30th. “We need to be in touch, to be natural,” he insists.
Linking the word to action, the President of the Republic went to meet the inhabitants on the occasion of his visit to St. Martin. In a sequence filmed by BFMTV cameras on September 30, he found himself in particular against a young person who, according to his words, is a repentant robber. “It takes young people like you to do the work, to rebuild. Young people like you there, you’re tough like anything, “he says to the shirtless young man, without hesitating to touch his shoulder. “Do not stay like that, and do not do things again, huh? The robbery is over, “continues Emmanuel Macron, making sure of the word of his interlocutor, eyes in the eye. “You told me, do not you forget?” Concludes the head of state before taking in his arms the young man’s mother.
En visite à Saint-Martin, Emmanuel Macron fait la morale à un jeune braqueur pic.twitter.com/f3WOjRtAfr
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While traveling in the Caribbean, the French president expressed his anger about the slow reconstruction of St. Martin after the devastating passage of Hurricane Irma, where he plans to boost tourism.