Finally, he answers innumerable questions about his rejection of having children. A choice that shocks, but that nevertheless remains a personal choice. Marine Le Pen has three children, François Fillon has five, Benoît Hamon two, and Jean-Luc Mélenchon has a daughter. What about Emmanuel Macron? Invited to answer questions from a class of schoolchildren on the Presidential program: candidates on the board, the politician explained why he has never had children.
Children do not go by four roads. “How is she, Penelope?” They asked Francois Fillon. “You have something in common with Marine Le Pen? “They swing to Jean-Luc Mélenchon. “Who are the true socialists?”, Let the small budding journalists face Benoît Hamon. For Emmanuel Macron, the daring question will be “Do not you miss being a father? “Very much at ease in front of schoolchildren, the leader of the En Marche movement! Has responded frankly, without being disconcerted by this question about his private life.
“That’s a choice I made. Brigitte [her former professor of French, 24 years her eldest], my wife, had three children when I knew her: big and small, “he begins by explaining, in front of the painting. “We asked ourselves the question and I considered that the most important thing was to raise the children well, to love them … I have seven grandchildren. Faced with the great eyes of schoolchildren and their astonished eyes, the candidate for the presidency of the Republic continues: “There are many different families today. There are people who divorce, so there are families that are recomposed. There are same-sex parents. ”
Always with very simple words, Emmanuel Macron adds: “There are several types of families. What counts is that there is always a project of love, that there is a project of life. The most unbearable is a family where people do not like each other. We chose not to have children because it would have been a somewhat selfish choice. And to conclude: “I do not miss it because I love the children of Brigitte as if it were mine. “After all, whatever the reason for his choice, who said that one must have children to be fulfilled in life?