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"There is a hysterization of the debate": Why Emmanuel Macron took off his luxury watch during the debate?


VIDEO – The President of the Republic, during his interview with France 2 and TF1, this Wednesday, March 22, removed the watch he was wearing on his wrist. For fear of “what will people say” or simple embarrassment? The columnists of "TPMP" returned to the case.

It's the buzz of the day.

After Emmanuel Macron's speech yesterday broadcast on France 2 and TF1, a controversy arose.

The one around his watch, removed for no apparent reason during the debate.

Its price, too, has been debated.

Very quickly, the social networks ignited by advancing an amount of 80,000 €.

From there, many conjectures have been made to explain that in the space of a few minutes, the President of the Republic takes off his watch.

At 1:09 p.m., it is clearly visible on his wrist, while at 1:11 p.m., there is nothing.

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Cyril Hanouna invited Pierre Liscia, Île-de-France regional adviser and communication specialist, to analyze the situation.

“There is a hysterization of the debate from nothing, from a triple fake news in fact.

The first is on the amount.

Indeed, the price of this watch is not €80,000 but it is a piece of the Bell&Ross brand with the logo and stamped with the coat of arms of the Presidency of the Republic, whose price would be around €2,400.

"There is another parameter to be taken into consideration [...] from the moment when you speak with your hands - when you have a metal watch that comes knocking on a table that makes noise - one can think that it can hinder the President of the Republic"

, explains the guest of the

In order not to relay yet another fake news, one of the columnists of “Touche pas à mon poste” undertook to contact the Élysée in order to obtain more information on the reasons for the withdrawal.

"With the teams, we tried to find out all afternoon what had really happened and after a while I was told that Emmanuel Macron's adviser was going to call me at such hour.

So at 6:10 p.m., I was in the dressing room and he called me

, ”explains Gilles Verdez.

Gilles Verdez also recalls that another rumor revolved around the withdrawal of this watch.

Some went so far as to say that the President of the Republic removed it, realizing that it was a luxury item, when he pronounced the word "smicard".

“It's not at the same time, I watched the video ten times.

[...] They even told me that it was a habit he had.

In meetings with ministers, often when it hits like that, even when there is no microphone, he takes off his watch.

There was therefore neither scandal nor controversy to be drawn from this action precisely.

Source: lefigaro

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