Macron seen as pres­i­dent of the rich

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FRENCH Pres­i­dent Em­manuel Macron is in­creas­ingly be­ing por­trayed as the “pres­i­dent of the rich” – an un­pop­u­lar ep­i­thet in a coun­try where brag­ging about money is taboo and equal­ity is a na­tional motto.

Af­ter scrap­ping a wealth tax and court­ing big in­vestors, his pop­u­lar­ity is flag­ging and he made mat­ters worse with a vul­gar ref­er­ence to soon- to- be- job­less work­ers.

Macron, elected on a pro-busi­ness plat­form, doesn’t hide his eco­nomic poli­cies aimed at at­tract­ing French and for­eign in­vestors into the coun­try. – AP

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