Javier Milei gets to know his international counterparts in his own way. Newly elected In November, the new president of Argentina offered an original gift to Emmanuel Macron this week: a signed jersey from Boca Juniors, a club in the capital of which the extravagant polemicist is a fervent supporter.
True to his unpolished language and punchy slogans, the one nicknamed the “Trump of the Pampas” signed the jersey of his French counterpart with the following message: “Long live freedom, damn it!” »
If the President of the Republic did not hesitate to pose, thumbs up, with the jersey, to the great pleasure of Javier Milei who thanked him and reposted the photo on be published.
The publication of this photo comes two days before the inauguration ceremony of the new Argentine president, scheduled for Sunday December 10. A ceremony to which Emmanuel Macron will not attend, just like Bruno Le Maire and Élisabeth Borne, who did not wish to go to South America. For now, Paris has provided the minimum service in sending his ambador there in Buenos Aires, Romain Nadal.
A publication that shocks part of the left
After the election of his Argentinian counterpart, Emmanuel Macron had congratulated on his victorybefore emphasizing “the friendship, based on common values, which binds the French and Argentine people”, reported the Élysée then.
Still, this photo did not fail to provoke a reaction on social networks. The first secretary of the Socialist Party Olivier Faure accuses the head of state of being “the publicity agent of the ultraliberal populist Javier Milei”.
For his part, the LFI deputy for Seine-Saint-Denis Thomas Portes accuses him of being the “stepping stone” of the extreme right, recalling that he had no words for the Argentine rugby player Federico Martin Aramburu, murdered by far-right activists in March 2022 in Paris.