Emmanuel and Brigitte Macron, January 10, 2020 at the Élysée Palace. - HAMILTON-POOL / SIPA
"A word can condemn you", it is with this sentence that Brigitte Macron tried to conclude her explanation of the text of her husband's words. The wife of the president of the republic, who for the first time accepted a TV interview, indeed gave Thursday on TF1 his analysis on the origin of the small sentence of her husband "I cross the street, from work I you finds some. "
The sentence of a restaurateur
“The day before we were at the restaurant and the restaurateur told us: The first one who will cross the street, I give him a job, because I need workers near me. And this sentence that Emmanuel said at that time is the sentence he had heard, that the restaurateur had said the day before, ”said Brigitte Macron. She added that she reproached him for this sentence, which the head of state had launched to a young unemployed person at the Elysée during the heritage days, September 15, 2018, regularly cited by his detractors. "A sentence that did not bring me luck," admitted Emmanuel Macron Wednesday during his greetings to the press.
"You are on the grounds of the Elysée Palace, it's complicated to say to a young man a sentence like that," she said to him. "Of course, we don't have to say it," repeated his wife. “But, sometimes, we have sentences that come out spontaneously, which damage our image, but it's too late, the sentence is said. We are in an era where a word can condemn you and you are reduced to that word indefinitely ”.
Emmanuel Macron will do "what he wants" in 2022
The head of state's wife also denied the arrogance charges against her husband. “This assurance that he has is an assurance of knowledge. But perhaps something in the form does not suit, "she admitted, even if the French who meet him are, according to her," happy ".
As for the anger of the hospital staff, that which has just succeeded Bernadette Chirac as president of the Fondation Hôpitaux de Paris-Hôpitaux de France and of the Operation Yellow Pieces, replied that "it is a fight that we understand ". She finally castigated those who insult her on social networks on condition of anonymity: "we can assassinate you, in complete freedom, it's incredible", but outside the Elysée Palace "it is very rare that they approach me to be aggressive ”.
Finally, asked about 2022 and an application by Emmanuel Macron, she notably slipped: "he will do what he wants and in any case I will be there for him".
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