US President Donald Trump caused a stir last week when he was overheard commenting repeatedly on the appearance of the French First Lady, Brigitte Macron, during his visit to Paris.
Trump and US First Lady Melania Trump met with French president Emmanuel Macron and his wife ahead of Bastille Day celebrations on Friday.
In footage posted to Facebook by the French government, Trump turned to the French first lady and told her “you’re in such good shape”. He then repeated the statement to the French president before turining to Brigitte Macron again and calling her “beautiful”.
Australian foreign minister Julie Bishop was asked on ABC TV’s Insiders today how she would react if Trump told her she was in “such good shape”.
Bishop said she would be “taken aback”.
“It’s a rather interesting comment to make,” she said, adding: “I wonder if she could say the same of him.”
Here’s the clip.
— Insiders ABC (@InsidersABC) July 16, 2017