The popularity of the president Emmanuel Macron he collapses and gestures such as the one for whom he has been “hunted” do not help to improve his image as a star “Jupiter”.
On Wednesday, the president of France, Emmanuel Macron, gave a live interview to convince the French that the pension reform in France it is more than necessary. Macron allowed two journalists to ask him about the controversial increase in the retirement age (from 62 to 64 years) and his way of getting it approved in the National Assembly, thanks to the “decree”. The protests do not stop and the unions continue with their ordeal in the streets of France, which is why the moment in which Macron finally addressed the nation was so important.
Well, President Macron’s interview at the Élysée has made a splash on social mediabut not with regard to the points and arguments of the French president to defend his pension reform, but because of Macron’s watch and how it mysteriously disappears.
At the beginning of the interview, the French president responds in an animated, vehement manner, using his arms to defend and support his strong ideas. Once it is even noticeable that his watch, on his left wrist, hits the table. From his team someone warns him, because he looks up. Immediately, Macron no longer helps himself to emphasize his arguments. He places them under the table. Then reach your right hand underneath. And as the French would say: “et voila!”, no sign of the clock.
The left-wing deputy, from the Francia Insumisa party, Clemence Guette, uploaded a summary of the video to Twitter, making Macron ugly that it was precisely the moment when the president was talking about the minimum wage. In social networks it is said that his watch costs about 80,000 euros.
After the commotion generated in the last hours, Macron’s team has had to deny the price of the watch. “Contrary to what has been claimed on social media,” sources close to Macron told France Info radio, “the president did not take off his watch to hide it, but because he had just hit it hard against the table.”
For watch lovers, the French head of state wears a model Custom Bell & Ross BRV192. He would have engraved the insignia of the presidency of the French Republic. Sources close to Macron assure that it is a watch that is sold commercially by about 2,000 euros. “He has been wearing it every day for more than a year and a half,” they admit.
However, the damage has already been done, because due to this non-verbal communication error, what has permeated many French people is, once again, how far Macron is from the reality of France.