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Emmanuel Macron Is Losing to Deep State

Written by Joe Scudder

The Globalist president of France, Emmanuel Macron, is already losing the country’s approval.

Emmanuel Macron beat out Marine Le Pen in the French election to the great rejoicing of globalists everywhere. After losing to Trump and Brexit they were worried.

But now many Emmanuel Macron voters are suffering buyer’s remorse. Part of the problem is that France has a deep state too. Macron has tried to stop raising the salary of civil servants. He also wants to reduce spending slightly.

Big mistake!

AFP reports, “French ‘falling out of love’ with Macron after 100 days.

Emmanuel Macron, the 39-year-old former investment banker who was catapulted to the French presidency in May, faces widespread disillusionment as he prepares to mark his first 100 days in office.

The man shown walking on water on the cover of The Economist magazine after his startling rise has seen his approval ratings nosedive, with only 36 percent of respondents giving him the thumbs up in one recent poll.

The French are “falling out of love” with Macron, the right-leaning daily Le Figaro headlined Sunday.

No French president has seen such a steep drop in popularity so early in his rule since Jacques Chirac in 1995.

Macron, who shot to power on May 7 promising to overcome France’s entrenched right-left divide, has since come under fire for his labour reform programme, budget and public spending cuts as well as a plan to create an official First Lady position for his 64-year-old wife Brigitte.

France’s youngest ever president is especially out of favour with civil servants after vowing to put a brake on their salary increases.

Macron “must come down to earth and assume the political cost of his decisions,” leading pollster Jerome Fourquet told AFP.

Proposed defence cuts — part of a plan to trim 4.5 billion euros ($5.3 billion) to bring France’s budget deficit within EU limits — led to a public row last month with the head of the French armed forces, General Pierre de Villiers.

Read the whole AFP story.

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About the author

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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