President Donald Trump has been the butt of jokes on talk shows in the United States for a few years now, but he recently branched out, earning an attack from French talk show Quotidien.
The show’s host decided to lay into Trump, saying, “go and f**k yourself, you are not welcome in this county.”
Here’s the bit from Quotidien — just a warning, there are some expletives in the clip:
« One last thing: Go fuck yourself! You are not welcome in this country! »
— Quotidien (@Qofficiel) November 9, 2018
Quotidien is a rather large program in France. Last week, it hosted Eddie Redmayne, the star of the popular “Fantastic Beasts” spinoff of the Harry Potter series.
Of course, this isn’t the first time that leaders and vocal pundits have told the president that he is not welcome in their country. In 2017, British politicians expressed the same sentiment after Trump retweeted a British anti-Muslim activist.
Trump’s Paris visit seems to be going about as well as expected. He held a subdued press conference with the French leader and then decided to stay inside rather than join other world leaders in celebrating the 100-year anniversary of the end of World War I.
The president has previously been quite enamored by the Parisians and their customs. After he witnessed a military parade in France, he decided that he would like one in the United States just like it — and of course, that fell out of order and was shelved for various reasons. Not the least of which was the fact that it would have cost quite a few taxpayer dollars.
In the United States, just about every celebrity has condemned the president for one of his various controversial viewpoints, but the ones who haven’t done so have been elevated to an outstanding status and, at points, given access to the president. Rapper Kanye West — whose main platform appears to be the embellishment of his own fame — recently even visited the Oval Office and delivered a rambling diatribe.
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