Macron now says with regard to fighting jihad:
When it comes to fighting terrorism, I can say from day one we have seen eye to eye and we are strongly determined to take any necessary measures to root out terrorism and eradicate it no matter where
Just wondering whether that means that Macron is willing to stop Muslim migration into France, akin to Trump’s temporary ban, or will he adopt the restrictive immigration policy of his fellow European leaders Victor Orban and Beata Szydlo, who have flatly refused to take in more migrants despite punitive threats from the EU for violating its rules regarding migrant quotas.
Macron’s outward starry-eyed face-to-face demeanor in Trump’s presence is likely shallow unless he has shifted since he became leader of France. Back in April, Macron promised “to rip up border controls between France and the UK,” which provoked fear of a “new migrant crisis.”
“Trump, Macron Vow to Fight Islamic Terrorism”, by Jack Montgomery, Breitbart, July 13, 2017:
U.S. President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron have pledged to step up cooperation in the fight against Islamic terrorism and online radicalism.
The pair were holding a joint press conference on the eve of Bastille Day, an important national day marred by a mass-casualty terror attack in the French city of Nice in 2016.
Macron told the assembled reporters he had had a “long discussion” with the U.S. President, ranging over many different security challenges.
“When it comes to fighting terrorism, I can say from day one we have seen eye to eye and we are strongly determined to take any necessary measures to root out terrorism and eradicate it no matter where,” he said, mentioning measures to tackle online propaganda and cyber crime in particular.
President Trump took the opportunity pay his respects to the victims of the Nice attack, recalling that, “Tomorrow will mark one year since a joyous Bastille Day celebration turned into a massacre.”
“We all remember that – how horrible that was. We mourn the 86 lives that were stolen and we pray for their loved ones.
“We also renew our resolve to stand against these enemies of humanity, and to strip them of their territory, their funding, their networks, and their ideological support,” he pledged.
President Trump indicated that he and Macron had discussed ways their countries could “strengthen [their] vital security partnerships” in meetings with generals and other representatives from the armed forces and security services……