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"Call Me Mr. President!" Emmanuel Macron Slaps Down Teenager For Referring To Him By Nickname

Date June 19, 2018 16:54

On June 18, Emmanuel Macron attended a ceremony that marked the 78th anniversary of the late French General Charles de Gaulle's call to resistance during World War 2.

Hundreds of people were in attendance, and the President’s interaction with one of youngsters has definitely made headlines.

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While the President was greeting the crowd, a teenager who came to the event with his friends referred to Macron by his nickname, asking the politician: “How’s it going, Manu?” But he didn’t expect what the President’s reaction would be.

In response, the politician pointed his finger at the youngster and said: "No, you can’t do that."

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Astonished, the teen realized he was wrong by calling the president ‘Manu’ and even apologized, but it was already too late. The President reminded the teenager that it was an official outing and that the boy should have behaved properly:

Today, it’s Marseillaise, the Chant des Partisans, so you call me ‘Mr President’ or ‘Sir’, OK?

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He then continued shaking the youngesters' hands but returned to the boy to continue his rant:

The day you want to start a revolution, you study first in order to obtain a degree and feed yourself, OK? And then, you can lecture others.

The video of the President losing it at the teen went viral on social media. And now, Macron faces criticism for his remarks.

Some say that he shouldn’t have continued to humiliate the boy when he already apologized. And others think this reaction was stupid, as politicians in other countries are often greeted by nicknames or first names. For example, David Cameron was often called Dave, and he didn't care about it.

What do you think about Macron’s reaction?

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