French President Francois Hollande chided President Trump on Saturday for saying that one of his friends – “Jim” – suggested that terrorist attacks had deterred him from taking his family to Paris.
“There is terrorism and we must fight it together,” Hollande said, according to Reuters. “I think that it is never good to show the smallest defiance toward an allied country. I wouldn’t do it with the United States and I’m urging the U.S. president not to do it with France.”
Hollande, answering questions at the Paris Agric fair, also offered a jab at U.S. gun laws, saying that France does not suffer from the same rash of mass shootings that America does.
“I won’t make comparisons but here, people don’t have access to guns,” he said. “Here, you don’t have people with guns opening fire on the crowd simply for the satisfaction of causing drama and tragedy.”
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