THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release July 11, 2018
REMARKS BY PRESIDENT TRUMP
AND PRESIDENT MACRON OF FRANCE
AFTER PULL-ASIDE MEETING
4:23 P.M. CEST
PRESIDENT TRUMP: (In progress) -- the President of France, who's doing a terrific job being President of France. He's changing a lot of things around. And I guess that had to happen. And I think it's going to be very successful. We have a tremendous relationship. We're discussing trade. We're discussing NATO. We're discussing a lot of different things. And hopefully, in the end, it will all work out. And so it's great to be with you.
PRESIDENT MACRON: (Speaks French.) (No translation provided.)
PRESIDENT TRUMP: It sounded beautifully. (Laughter.) I have no idea -- it sounded great.
PRESIDENT MACRON: I told them exactly the same -- (laughter) -- but in French, for French journalists. (Inaudible.)
I just reminded everybody that almost one year ago you were present with your wife in Paris for Bastille Day.
PRESIDENT TRUMP: Beautiful.
PRESIDENT MACRON: (Inaudible) 14th of July. And we've worked together for 12 months now.
PRESIDENT TRUMP: True.
PRESIDENT MACRON: And took some great decisions.
PRESIDENT TRUMP: We've made some good decisions.
PRESIDENT MACRON: And we'll continue to work together (inaudible).
PRESIDENT TRUMP: That's right. Thank you very much. Thank you.
Q President Macron, do you agree that Angela Merkel is beholden to the Russians?
PRESIDENT TRUMP: Oh, I believe they asked you that. (Laughter.)
Thank you. Thank you very much.
PRESIDENT MACRON: No, I think --
PRESIDENT MACRON: We just discussed the nature of that. We work together.
END 4:25 P.M. CEST