US President Donald Trump has criticized his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron for high taxes following the recent large-scale protests against the government.
Trump published several reports on the demonstrations on his Twitter account, a direct result of the Paris Climate Agreement signed by France, but not the United States.
"I am glad that my friend @ Emmanuel Macron and the protesters in Paris have agreed to my conclusion two years ago.The Paris Agreement is flagrantly flawed because it increases energy prices for the responsible countries and at the same time some of the worst polluters in the world pure washing, "wrote Trump in the tweets.
…. in the world. I want clean air and clean water and have made great strides in improving the American environment. But American taxpayers ̵1; and American workers – should not pay to eradicate pollution from other countries.
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 4 December 2018
The US President also reiterated the conservative pundit Charlie Kirk, who falsely claimed that France was a socialist country, the country's riots were not receiving media attention ignored The protesters shouted, "We want Trump."
Trump's tweets come when the French government introduces a wealth tax that has in part led to massive protests across the country in recent weeks.
Government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux told local media On Wednesday, the changes in wealth tax could be rejected if they were unsuccessful.
"If a measure that we have taken that costs public money turns If we do not work, if it does not go well, we are not stupid – we would change it, "said Griveaux.
Record Gas Prices
The protests that started on November 17 were mainly about record pump prices for diesel diesel costs rose last year by around 20 percent to an average of 1, 49 euros per liter.
Despite the protests, President Macron announced further fuel taxes that would come into force on January 1, 2019. He said it was necessary to combat climate change and protect the environment. [19659006Thedecisiontriggeredtheso-calledyellowvestprotestmovementwhichbearsitsnamefromtheparticipantsinthesafetyvestswhichwereadoptedasasymboloftheirclaim
Ursp Rather supported by people in small towns and rural France, most of whom travel around in cars, the protest has become a broader movement against Macron's perceived bias in favor of the elite and wealthy city dwellers.
At the same time, the government proposed a wealth tax that exonerated the tax burden of many of the country's wealthiest citizens, leading to criticism of Macron & # 39; president of the rich & # 39; led.  The French government suspended the planned increase in fuel tax for at least six months on Tuesday, saying that no tax was "a threat" to the country's unity.
Increases in fuel and electricity costs, which should also come into effect From 1 January 2019, it would also be blocked for three months in winter.
The protests eventually led to violence between demonstrators and authorities, with shops in looted areas and cars being set on fire near the famous Champs Elysees Avenue in the capital, Paris.
In total, four people were killed and hundreds injured in clashes or accidents as a result of the protests.
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