“There may be terrorism and we should combat it collectively. I feel that it’s by no means good to indicate the smallest defiance towards an allied nation. I would not do it with the USA and I am urging the US president to not do it with France,” mentioned Hollande in the course of the annual agriculture honest in Porte de Versailles on Saturday.
Since early 2015, over 230 folks have died in a collection of assaults in France, the nation has additionally been stored in a state of emergency since November 2015.
“I will not make comparisons however right here, folks haven’t got entry to weapons. Right here, you do not have folks with weapons opening hearth on the group merely for the satisfaction of inflicting drama and tragedy,” added Hollande.
On Friday, Trump instructed the annual conservative CPAC conference in Maryland that one among his associates not visits the French capital because it has develop into so harmful.
“Check out what’s occurred in France. I’ve a buddy, he’s a really, very substantial man, he loves town of lights. He loves Paris. Hadn’t seen him shortly,” he mentioned. “And I mentioned, ‘Jim, let me ask you a query, how’s Paris doing?’ ‘Paris? I don’t go there anymore. Paris is not Paris,” he added.
“Check out what’s occurring to our world people and we’ve to be good. Now we have to be good. We will not let it occur to us,” he famous.
French Overseas Affairs Minister Jean Marc Ayrault additionally responded to Trump’s remarks noting that 3.5 million American vacationers had visited France in 2016.
Parisian Mayor Anne Hidalgo additionally responded to the US president’s remarks by releasing a collection of tweets which confirmed that for the reason that starting of 2017 the variety of US residents who had visited Paris had elevated by over 30 p.c since 2016.
Trump’s remarks got here within the wake of different feedback in regards to the safety scenario in Sweden and Germany. Final week, he linked an imaginary rise in violence and a nonexistent terror assault in Sweden to the consumption of refugees.