Macron must LEARN from Trump: EU's future hinges on ability to quash angry REVOLT | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Macron must LEARN from Trump: EU's future hinges on ability to quash angry REVOLT

The pro-EU technocrat promised to unite a divided France as he beat right-wing populist Marine Le Pen, making him the youngest French head of state since Napoleon. The 40-year former investment banker had never held office before becoming President but the European Union was hopeful he could usher in a new dawn with France at the heart of it. But his dreams of an EU army and Eurozone reform are becoming more distant as days go by, thanks to a unique and violent uprising that has recently emerged.

The so-called “yellow jackets” are frustrated with the increasing price of fuel, tax and the cost of living, and they have made their voices heard – literally leaving Paris in flames.

The movement is born out of small working class French towns, whose people are highly suspicious of Mr Macron’s bold initiatives aimed at pleasing the metropolitan elite and bankers of Paris.

But now the French leader’s attempts to win over Germany with economic and environmental reforms have been sidelined, as his approval rating finds itself in the low 20s he simply cannot ignore the domestic anger.

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