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“Sscandalous. » The Élysée formally denied, this Saturday, February 24, a sentence attributed to Emmanuel Macron by the left-wing regional daily The Marseillaise. “Smicards prefer telephones and VOD subscriptions rather than healthier food”, we are able to learn on the entrance web page of the newspaper. Comments allegedly made by the President of the Republic on February 15, when he met with unions within the midst of the agricultural disaster.

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In his article, The Marseillaise quotes “a trade unionist from the Agricultural Union Confederation of Family Farmers (Modef) present at the meeting”. According to the presidential palace, the pinnacle of state by no means uttered this sentence. Emmanuel Macron might nicely have talked about meals costs throughout this change, however with out making such feedback, provides the Élysée.

Sandrine Rousseau and Olivier Faure react

Asked by The Marseillaise, Modef maintains: “Yes, several of us were there and I confirm that we heard that,” signifies Raymond Girardi, vice-president of the agricultural union. “You will not be able to divide farmers and consumers! Peasant insecurity, food insecurity, same fight! The problem is this liberal and unequal economic system that crushes us all! » also reacted on X (formerly Twitter) the Confédération paysanne, another union.

The left did not fail to be outraged either. “Class contempt to the end from someone who, in his entire life, has never had to make a choice between eating better and having access to culture. A president of all French people does not despise any of them. He fights for everyone to live better! » was offended by the boss of the PS, Olivier Faure. Still on X, Sandrine Rousseau, environmentalist MP, assured that “at this rate of contempt, it will end badly”.