French President Emmanuel Macron hosted Russia’s President Vladimir Putin on Monday in Versailles, France. The two held a meeting and Macron decided to stand up to Putin and accused the Russian media of trying to influence France’s presidential election.
Both Macron and Putin shared various topics in which they agreed on, but Macron did not hesitate to back up his decision to ban Russian media from covering his campaign.
“I have always had an exemplary relationship with foreign journalists, but they have to be journalists. Russia Today and Sputnik were organs of influence and propaganda that spread counterfeit truths about me.”
Macron’s decision to ban Russian media from covering his campaign came after French cybersecurity experts found that Russian news outlets were deliberately reporting false information on the Macron campaign during the French elections.
In the video below you can see how uncomfortable Putin was as Macron was chastising his Russian counterpart’s attempt to interfere in France’s election.
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Putin was then asked about his country’s media intervening in foreign elections, to which he said there was “nothing to discuss.”
Trump should take a few notes on how to deal with Putin. Instead of denying U.S. intelligence and saying that Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election was “fake news,” he should consider standing up to Putin and accepting the fact that Russia intervened in the election.