French President Hollande weighs in on Trump's Paris remark

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Paris [France], Feb. 26 (ANI): Reproaching U.S. President Donald Trump after he commented on the dangers of terrorism in Paris, President of France François Hollande on Saturday reminded the former of the cardinal rule of diplomacy of not showing 'the least disapproval with respect to an ally', as reported by the New York Times. "I think it's never a good idea to show the least disapproval with respect to an ally," said Hollande, at the opening of an agriculture exposition in Paris, adding, "I wouldn't do that to an ally and I would ask that the American president not do that with regard to France." Earlier, Trump had implied that Europe's open borders had led to the terrorist attacks in America, while addressing the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). Trump talked of a conversation with a friend, who apparently had said he hadn't been to Paris in a long time, because 'Paris was no longer Paris'. Paris faced a massive terrorist attack in 2015 that killed 130 people. It recorded a small decline in visitors after the attack. Anne Hidalgo, the Mayor of Paris, also weighed in on Trump's remarks, noting on Twitter that so far this year, reservations from American tourists had increased 30 percent over 2016. (ANI)