Trump’s ‘Learning German’ Twitter Taunt To Emmanuel Macron Has People Shaking Their Heads

Once again, President Donald Trump has managed to offend people on a massive scale, this time around, with a tweet directed at French President Emmanuel Macron.

Trump’s tone-deaf tweet came just days after world leaders commemorated the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, on Sunday.

Leading the ceremony in a speech, at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, President Macron warned that “old demons,” including those in the form of nationalism, were once again on the rise—a clear rebuke of Trump given his recent statements embracing the term, according to HuffPost.

Trump’s Tuesday morning tweet—which mocked France’s roll in World War I and World War II—lashed out at President Macron for a statement he made in an interview last week in which he spoke of the need for a “European army” to protect the EU from “China, Russia and even the United States.”

Trump tweeted:

The tweet represented a doubling-down on Trump’s part, as he had already criticized President Macron’s statement on the 9th, before the ceremony in Paris.

He said:

Commenters on Twitter were indignant both times around:

With many agreeing that Macron is merely making a “smart” decision:

Some compared Trump’s level of knowledge to a student’s:

These commenters pointed out all the holes in Trump’s history knowledge:

This commenter called Trump’s “learning German” tweet, “gibberish”:

As this commenter stated, Trump’s decision to attack Macron at this time was tasteless for more than one reason:

Let’s all hope this is the last time Trump takes a swipe at the French President regarding this matter.

H/T: HuffPost, Twitter, Getty Images