The French Ambassador blasts ‘big mouth’ Trump says he reads a ‘basically nothing’

LOS ANGELES, CA – APRIL 19: The Ambassador of France, the United States, Gerard Araud visited the l’ordre National des Arts et Lettres award ceremony in the Consulate General of France on April 19, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)

Scheid reads the end of French Ambassador Gerard Araud goals in President Trump in a series of exit interviews, calling the US President a “big mouth”, “basically nothing, or almost nothing,” and also compared him to the “uninformed” French king Louis XIV.

Araud in an interview with Foreign Policy, drew a strong contrast between the presidency of Barack Obama and the current White house occupant.


“On the one hand, you have the ultimate bureaucrat, an introvert, had, basically, a bit aloof, a very private President. A bit arrogant, but basically, someone who every night you had to go to bed with 60-page briefings and the next day they were sent back, commented the President,” he said, referring to Obama.

“And all of a sudden you have this President who is an extrovert, really a big mouth, who reads basically nothing, or almost nothing, with the interagency process is completely broken and decisions from the hip, so to speak.”

He told the magazine that often decisions or statements coming from the White house, and even government officials are surprised by them, or don’t know what you mean.

In particular, he called the Dec. To detect 19 announcement of a U.S. withdrawal from Syria, as well as the recent decision of the Israeli sovereignty over the Golan heights — where he said,” what I understand, was the Secretary of state [Mike Pompeo] was not informed.”

Still, his advice to the Elysee Palace for dealing with trump, when he went on the attacks against the President and Emmanuel Macron, that the officials do nothing

“He has even criticised the French President, [Emmanuel Macron], and the people called me from Paris to say, ‘What should we do?’ My answer was clear: ‘Nothing’. Nothing to do, because he will always be outbid. Because he can’t accept to lose appear to be. You have a restraint on your side, and he has no restraint on his side, so that you can lose. It escalation dominance.”


In another interview with The Guardian, Araud compared trump card for the French king Louis XIV reigned in France in the 17th century. and 18 century.

“It’s like [trying] for the analysis of the court of Louis XIV,” Araud said. “You have an old king, a little bizarre, unpredictable, ignorant, but he wants to be the one who decides.”

Araud’s anti-Trump’s views are known. On election night in 2016, he tweeted, “A world collapsing in front of our eyes. Dizziness,” before deleting it.


The gloomy view of the post-2016 world continued in his interview with foreign policy, where he struggled to find, optimism is not a trump card, the re-election, or the prospects for the UK departure from the European Union.

“I don’t know if it will be a disaster,” he said, when asked his thoughts on a Trumpf 2020. “I’m sure it will not be a good thing. But at the same time, it is to say to just Trump is is responsible. Because on the European side, the crisis is on both sides of the Atlantic. You see, the incredible soap-opera, [Escape] offered by the British. Whatever the outcome, it is a lose-lose situation for Europe. It’s a disaster, we lose the British, all the skills that you bring to us.”


Asked after his election-night tweet from The Guardian, he said that in hindsight, he believed to be that of the tweet in the right.

“My world, our world of certainties, had really collapsed, and we stood in front of a real, significant, dangerous, crisis, could, in principle, overwhelm is really my own country,” he said. “I think we are in a new era. I just don’t know what this age.”

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