Bring the pressure down. After two days punctuated by the clarification of Emmanuel Macron in the Council of Ministers Tuesday, relating to the offensive statements of Elisabeth Borne on an RN "heir of Pétain", the Prime Minister seeks to appease the spirits. And to cut short the rumors about disagreements at the top of the state. According to the President of the Republic, the fight against Marine Le Pen's party can no longer be done with "moral arguments" and using "words from the 90sthat no longer work". If it was clear that this reframing in due form targeted the head of government, she did not feel targeted.
In an interview with Ouest-France, published Wednesday, Elisabeth Borne said that the head of state had "assured her of his confidence and said that if he had had something to say to (her), he would have done it face to face." "Some, obviously, must have misunderstood...", squeaks the Prime Minister, who sketches a rictus. It should be remembered that Emmanuel Macron's reprimand had provoked a host of reactions in the political class, leading the left to take more the side of the tenant of Matignon against that of the Elysee. "We work very closely together. After Tuesday's Council of Ministers, we had our weekly lunch and discussed future issues for the country," insisted the head of government. As if to better brush aside all the controversies of recent days.
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For his part, the president also wanted to burst the abscess, renewing Wednesday his "confidence" in his prime minister. While hammering that it was not possible to confront the nationalist party "with historical and moral arguments". "When I have had things to say to the prime minister for six years, I say it in a singular conference from which nothing comes out and we settle things together (...) I never do it around the table of the Council of Ministers, through the media, "thundered Emmanuel Macron from Slovakia. A reminder enough to reduce tensions?