A French minister has come under fire for organizing a sumptuous dinner for friends and relatives in an upscale restaurant – at the expense of taxpayers.
Francois de Rugy is the French Minister of Ecology and President of Emmanuel Macron The National Assembly.
The image, first published on the Mediapart investigative site, featured 5 lobster tails, a $ 560 bottle of white wine, and a crystal-studded table.
France's yellow-veined protesters return billions on the streets to rebuild Notre Dame.
The controversy, which is likely to further damage Macron's public image, finds amidst France's so-called yellow-veined protesters rather than inequality in the country.
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President Macron has downplayed his image as the "President of the Rich" after being accused of having ordered the presidential porcelain for his vacation and set up a new swimming pool.