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Éric Brunet's rant: "Emmanuel Macron has no social intelligence"


FIGARO LIVE – Guest on the “Buzz TV” set, the French television and radio journalist, columnist and polemicist, shared his opinion on the pension reform and the action taken by the President of the Republic.

A journalist claiming to be openly on the right, Éric Brunet currently presents the program "On refait le monde" every day at 7 p.m. on RTL and later in the evening - from 10 p.m. to midnight - it is on LCI that we found alongside Julie Hammett in her show “Brunet, Hammett & cie”.

His voice also shook RMC and BFM TV listeners for ten years.

He thus lived through many political storms like

“the Sarkozy years which were nevertheless incredible years”,

according to his analysis.

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“Right now these are quite exhilarating, quite worrying and hectic years as well.

And I must say that I discovered something that I had a presentiment of, it is to treat the news in the evening”

, he confides this Thursday on the set of “Buzz TV”.

“In the morning we need to be informed but in the evening we have freedom.

It's a real intoxication.

After occupying various time slots on television or radio, Éric Brunet seems to fully flourish in this nocturnal program.

I don't think I'll ever work in the morning again because there is a jubilation in observing, watching, commenting in the evening.

We have a more playful mind.

We are serious, we inform but we can take sidesteps.

“He is vexing”

During this interview, Éric Brunet also returned to the hot topic that has been driving France for a few weeks: pension reform.

The President of the Republic brought together more than 10 million French people yesterday on TF1 and France 2 during his speech.

“There was still in this speech a dimension a little …


He was not a demagogue.

He still has a side, deep inside him, reformer

, tempers the journalist before striking:

More seriously, I find that he is someone who has no social intelligence, or not enough.

He is upsetting.

Compare the people who have been on the streets right now for a few nights - the majority of whom are still not delinquents - to those who went on January 6 to storm the Capitol in the United States - who are low fronts , idiots, retards, extremists and fachos - it was not elegant.

It was really bad to do that”.

"I'm one of the people who don't want to work longer, it annoys me who is of a lazy nature"

Eric Brunet at “Buzz TV” on March 23, 2023

Not knowing how to explain this lack of tact, Éric Brunet recalls that this is not the first time that the President of the Republic has behaved in this way.

"He is capable, Macron, of being extremely contemptuous, it's called the lack of social intelligence.

I'm not particularly Chiracophile but Chirac wouldn't have been able to do that.

You need a little empathy."

For the journalist, the question of style is central.

“You take a sentence about nuclear deterrence, you put it in Putin's mouth or in Biden's mouth, it takes on entirely different meanings.

So style is essential [...] and that, Macron did not understand.

According to the survey published on, this speech has not solved anything, see worsened, the current crisis.

However, Éric Brunet is not entirely of this opinion.

“I think he did well to speak up.

Now to do what?

[...] I find that he failed a little,

he says before finally defending the words of Emmanuel Macron:

Even if, in his explanation diagrams, there were good things .

I'm one of the people who don't want to work longer, it annoys me who is lazy by nature, but he still gave meaning to things.

And it is true that I am in favor of this retirement, even if once again, there is something in me that says “pfff”.

Source: lefigaro

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