France requests U.S. stop meddling, spreading fake news
France's Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Donald Trump should not meddle in French politics after the US president criticised the nation in two tweets following protests in Paris.
..."People do not want to pay large sums of money, much to third world countries (that are questionably run), in order to maybe protect the environment. Chanting "We Want Trump!" Love France," Trump posted.
Le Drian said that the yellow vest protestors were not chanting in English and that images shared in the United States depicting people chanting "we want Trump" were filmed when the leader visited London months ago.
The French Foreign Minister added:
"I say to Donald Trump, and the President of the Republic tells him too: we do not take part in American debates, let us live our life in our country."
Somehow this must be Putin's fault.
Last year's French elections was hacked by Putin himself. The NSA was certain.
Two days before France's recent presidential election, hackers leaked nine gigabytes of emails from candidate Emmanuel Macron's campaign onto the web. Since then, the Kremlin has once again emerged as the likeliest culprit. But while public evidence can't definitively prove Russia's involvement, NSA director Michael Rogers suggested to Congress today that America's most powerful cybersecurity agency has pinned at least some electoral interference on Moscow.
In a hearing of the Senate's Armed Forces Committee, Rogers indicated that the NSA had warned French cybersecurity officials ahead of the country's presidential runoff that Russian hackers had compromised some elements of the election.
There you go. Who could doubt the NSA?
For some reason the French disagreed with the NSA's conclusions.
The head of the French government’s cyber security agency, which investigated leaks from President Emmanuel Macron’s election campaign, says they found no trace of a notorious Russian hacking group behind the attack.
In an interview in his office Thursday with The Associated Press, Guillaume Poupard said the Macron campaign hack “was so generic and simple that it could have been practically anyone.”
He said they found no trace that the Russian hacking group known as APT28, blamed for other attacks including on the U.S. presidential campaign, was responsible.
Americans forget, or just don't know, that the world doesn't view things like we do.
The same can be said for Germany.
Seven-in-ten Americans say the U.S.-German relationship is "good," according to a new Pew poll. Just 24% of Germans agree, and 72% say they want more independence from the U.S. when it comes to foreign policy.
By the numbers: Similarly, while 70% of Americans say the U.S. should cooperate more with Germany, just 41% of Germans would like to see more cooperation with the U.S. Meanwhile, a whopping 69% would like to see Germany cooperate more with Russia, and 67% with China.
It's like a dysfunctional marriage, in which one of the spouses is in total denial.