French President Emmanuel Macron has let his frustrations with the Biden Administration be known.
French Pres. Macron is privately voicing frustrations with the Biden administration:
•Ignored during Afghanistan withdrawal
•Excluded from the AUSUK coalition
•$90B Sydney submarine deal scrapped
•Tourists barred from entering the U.S.
— Alex Salvi (@alexsalvinews) September 16, 2021
Livid with President Biden for cutting them out of a defense agreement with Australia and the UK, French officials canceled at the last minute a Friday gala that was supposed to celebrate U.S.-French relations at the embassy in Washington.
The U.S., Australia, and Great Britain announced a three-way agreement on Wednesday that will help Australia counter any aggression from China in the region. The U.S. will provide Australia with nuclear-powered submarines, which French officials have called a “stab in the back.”
Now, we have this.
France just recalled its ambassadors to the US and Australia.
— Alex Salvi (@alexsalvinews) September 17, 2021
France announced on Friday that it is immediately recalling its ambassadors to the United States and Australia in protest of President Biden’s announcement of an agreement to provide nuclear-powered submarines to Australia without consulting French officials.
In a statement, the French foreign minister said the decision was made by French President Emmanuel Macron.
“At the request of the President of the Republic, I have decided to immediately recall our two ambassadors to the United States and Australia to Paris for consultations,” Jean-Yves Le Drian, the foreign minister said. “This exceptional decision is justified by the exceptional gravity of the announcements made on 15 September by Australia and the United States.”
The decision by Mr. Macron deepened the rift between the two longstanding allies over the submarine deal, which American and Australian officials kept secret from the French until just before the announcement on Wednesday.
While this is going on Biden went to the beach for a long weekend!
Joe Biden scheduled to leave at 12:20 p.m. today for a long weekend at the beach
— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) September 17, 2021