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Trump Lauds Mrs. Macron’s ‘Shape’

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PARIS, July 13, 2017 (Xinhua) -- French President Emmanuel Macron (1st R) and his wife Brigitte Macron (2nd R), and U.S. President Donald Trump (3rd R) and his wife Melania Trump, attend a welcome ceremony at the Invalides in Paris, France, on July 13, 20 by .
PARIS, July 13, 2017 (Xinhua) -- French President Emmanuel Macron (1st R) and his wife Brigitte Macron (2nd R), and U.S. President Donald Trump (3rd R) and his wife Melania Trump, attend a welcome ceremony at the Invalides in Paris, France, on July 13, 2017. U.S. President Donald Trump arrived in Paris on Thursday morning in a diplomatic move to soften divergence with France over climate change and trade liberalization by seeking common ground on security and fight against terrorism. (Xinhua/Jack Chan/IANS)

US President Donald Trump raised a storm on Twitter after he hailed French President’s wife Brigitte Macron and saying “You’re in such good shape”….reports Asian Lite News

PARIS, July 13, 2017 (Xinhua) -- French President Emmanuel Macron (1st R) and his wife Brigitte Macron (2nd R), and U.S. President Donald Trump (3rd R) and his wife Melania Trump, attend a welcome ceremony at the Invalides in Paris, France, on July 13, 20 by .
French President Emmanuel Macron (1st R) and his wife Brigitte Macron (2nd R), and U.S. President Donald Trump (3rd R) and his wife Melania Trump, attend a welcome ceremony at the Invalides in Paris, France (Xinhua/Jack Chan/IANS)

US President Donald Trump praised French First Lady Brigitte Macron for being in “such good shape” during his first official visit to Paris, the media reported.

“You’re in such good shape. She’s in such good physical shape. Beautiful,” Trump told the French President’s wife on Thursday, who was standing next to US First Lady Melania Trump.

Earlier in the day, at the welcome ceremony in Paris, Trump and Brigitte Macron extended their hands to one another, fumbling to make contact for a handshake, before they embraced for a traditional kiss on the cheek. Afterward, they rejoined hands while they continued to talk, reports CNN.

However, social media immediately reacted with many users denouncing Trump’s comments as sexist, reports the Guardian.

“Trump telling France’s First Lady ‘you’re in such good shape’ epitomises men toeing the line between compliment and sexual harassment,” wrote Twitter user Alex Berg, a freelance video producer and writer who works on feminist and gender issues.

Jen Siebel Newsom, a documentary maker and actress, tweeted: “Mr. Trump – Women do not want to hear unsolicited remarks on what you think of their bodies. Its gross, and deeply inappropriate.”

The White House declined to comment on the exchange.

On Thursday night, the couples dined together at a gourmet Eiffel Tower restaurant.

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