A week after the world watched the strange and at times awkward frenemy bromance between Donald Trump and France’s President Emmanuel Macron in Washington D.C., it seems Macron is taking his own show on the road. While addressing the Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull at a news conference, Macron stated:
I want to thank you for your welcome, you and your delicious wife for your warm welcome.
Yes, you read that correctly. He called the Australian Prime Minister’s wife, “delicious.”
Here, listen for yourself.
— ABC Sydney (@abcsydney) May 2, 2018
Now to be fair, the slip is most likely a simple mistake when translating from his native French to English.
This might help explain the awkward mistranslation of the French President describing Malcolm Turnbull's wife as “delicious”. pic.twitter.com/CTDE7ANunY
— Jamie McKinnell (@jamie86) May 2, 2018
But since Macron left the White House, it’s been a little dull around here. So let Twitter have it’s fun.
“thank you and your delicious wife” – Macron pic.twitter.com/4v3lCHOsH1
— Jason Cutler (@JaseCutler) May 2, 2018
Mmm, delicious wives.
— Brendan (@macleanbrendan) May 2, 2018
That’s funny af but in his defense the French word ‘délicieux’ means ‘delights’
*keeps sniggering* ‘delicious wife’ pic.twitter.com/AzONTPhkR4
— Eimear (@eimzkavanagh) May 2, 2018
When Macron realized what he just said pic.twitter.com/oRMMbmTpUP
— Devine that's all (@Officialdevine1) May 2, 2018
Some could relate to mixing up words.
He shouldn't feel bad. I once told my in laws I loved the dessert. Unfortunately, said dessert I used a long vowel instead of a short one and ended up saying I liked the diarrhea. So it could be worse!
— Sugar Lafever (@SugarLafever) May 2, 2018
Some folks figured, let the French be French. Or as they say C’est la vie.
Macron just said he wanted to thank Malcolm Turnbull and his “delicious wife”.
You can take the man out of France but…
— Alice Workman (@workmanalice) May 2, 2018
— Main Event13 (@blatscrew) May 2, 2018
that's not a mistranslation, he's just French
— ghost malone (@corgzone) May 2, 2018
I thought I was in love with @EmmanuelMacron. Now I know I am.
— Julia Jones (@lightgraphs) May 2, 2018
Ooh la la! 😉
— Eleanor Nicolás (@evnicolas) May 2, 2018
He's French. What did you expect him to say.
— Luke (was my name) (@Coinbullishish) May 2, 2018
— A/Prof Euan Ritchie (@EuanRitchie1) May 2, 2018
We’re all human and it’s good to have a giggle at ourselves. (Cough) White House correspondents dinner.
H/T: Twitter Moments