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USA: A vontre sante?  Pence makes a stab at French in WH Macron lunch01:04

USA: A vontre sante? Pence makes a stab at French in WH Macron lunch

United States, Washington DC
April 25, 2018 at 02:37 GMT -00:00 · Published

After a warm reception from the US President Donald Trump where he displayed his growing affections for his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron, US Vice President Mike Pence also found the opportunity to share a few kind words on US-France relations during a toast at the White House reception lunch on Tuesday."May our friendship grow even stronger and may we never grow weary as we work together to forge a future of freedom and peace in our time," Pence said before rising his bubbly to make a toast, in French, to a beaming Macron and a giggling audience. Such affection and intimacy didplayed during the visit glosses over growing tensions between the United States and its 'oldest ally' France over issues like the Iranian nuclear deal, continued intervention in Syria and a possible trade war.

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After a warm reception from the US President Donald Trump where he displayed his growing affections for his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron, US Vice President Mike Pence also found the opportunity to share a few kind words on US-France relations during a toast at the White House reception lunch on Tuesday."May our friendship grow even stronger and may we never grow weary as we work together to forge a future of freedom and peace in our time," Pence said before rising his bubbly to make a toast, in French, to a beaming Macron and a giggling audience. Such affection and intimacy didplayed during the visit glosses over growing tensions between the United States and its 'oldest ally' France over issues like the Iranian nuclear deal, continued intervention in Syria and a possible trade war.

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