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Trump ridicules Macron again about protests against the French fuel tax



FILE PHOTO – French President Emmanuel Macron and US President Donald Trump prepare for a G20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina, November 30, 2018. REUTERS / Marcos Brindicci

PARIS (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump With his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron, Twitter has taken another hit because of Macron's anger over violent fuel tax protests.

"I'm glad that my friend @ Emmanuel Macron and the Paris protesters agreed with my conclusion that I met two years ago," Trump wrote on Tuesday.

"The Paris Accord is fatally flawed because it raises energy prices for the responsible countries and at the same time flushes out some of the worst polluters," said Trump, referring to a global agreement on the environment designed in Paris at the end of 201

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Earlier this week, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe decided to suspend planned tax increases for at least six months in response to weeks of sometimes violent protests. This was the first major turnaround of the Macron administration in office for 18 months.

Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta; Editing by Paul Tait

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