Hollande says in private meeting that Trump's excesses make his stomach turn

Paris: French President Francois Hollande has strongly criticised US presidential candidate Donald Trump, saying some of the things Trump does make him sick.

French President Francois Hollande. Reuters

French President Francois Hollande. Reuters

"Some excesses make your stomach turn, even in the United States, especially when — as did Donald Trump— he speaks ill of a soldier, of the memory of a soldier," Hollande said according to three people present at a meeting Tuesday with members of the French Presidential Press Association.

Hollande was referring to Trump's recent comments about captain Humayun Khan, a US Muslim soldier killed in Iraq in 2004.

The three people confirming Hollande's comments spoke only on condition of anonymity because the remarks were intended to be off the record.

In June, the French president said he would consider Trump's election as dangerous and it would complicate relationships between Europe and the United States, in an interview with Les Echos newspaper.


Published Date: Aug 03, 2016 05:27 pm | Updated Date: Oct 25, 2016 03:31 pm


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