Emmanuel Macron

Witcover: Romancing Trump, Macron shows his own skill at the art of the deal

Witcover: Romancing Trump, Macron shows his own skill at the art of the deal

Holding hands, the old song tells us, is nice work if you can get it. French President Emmanuel Macron apparently got it with Donald Trump during his visit here last week, visibly cozying up to him as television cameras recorded their bromance for all to see.

It was a rare display of elegance outshining crudity. Mr. Macron sat benignly as our inelegant president brushed what he said was a flake of dandruff from his French visitor's shoulder, as if he was a schoolboy being sent off to the fourth grade.

In a lapse into more customary Gallic affection, they exchanged cheek pecks with each other and with their attractive wives, as they and other glitzy guests and diplomats dined...

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