The former LR Xavier Bertrand "
would make an excellent Minister of the Economy of Emmanuel Macron
" when the latter "
will have been re-elected President of the Republic,
" Bruno Le Maire quipped on Wednesday, drawing strong reactions from LR deputies close to the president of Hauts-de-France.
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I have carefully read Xavier Bertrand's proposals, he calls for a reduction in production taxes, we are the only majority to have initiated this reduction in taxes,
" the Minister of Finance said on BFMTV.
Xavier Bertrand, who recently formalized his presidential candidacy and seems best placed in the polls to embody the right in 2022, proposed in an interview with Echoes on Monday to halve production taxes to the tune of "
33 billion euros
The president of Hauts-de-France "
also proposes that we revalue low wages, we have done it for four years
" and at his request for a sovereign fund, "
we have already done it
", added Mr. The mayor.
His policy and his proposals are in line with the rigorous continuity of what we have been doing (...) for four years, that's why I say, in the spirit of continuity, that if he wants to be Emmanuel Macron's Minister of Economy and Finance, he has all the qualities,
”added the current tenant of Bercy.
The reactions were quick on twitter among those close to Xavier Bertrand.
No thank you Bruno Le Maire, for that it would be necessary to make 2% in a primary
", launched the deputy LR of Aisne North Julien Dive, in allusion to the score that Bruno Le Maire, then LR, had made during the primary of the right and the center in 2016.
You betrayed your camp or your relatives, just like another Minister of Finance, Emmanuel Macron
", mocked the LR deputy of Bouches-du-Rhône Éric Diard, explaining: "
it may be a compliment for you, but your convictions are of variable geometry