French diss on tragic anniversary
The French ambassador to the United States used Pearl Harbor Day as an occasion to bash America’s position on World War II in the 1930s.
“In this Pearl Harbor Day, we should remember that the US refused to side with France and UK to confront fascist powers in the 30s,” Gérard Araud tweeted Thursday night.
The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, triggered the American entry into the war.
Araud quickly deleted the misguided tweet — but continued to defend the sentiment in subsequent posts.
“UK, France and US committed awful mistakes in the 30s. Because of its geography, France was the first to pay for them,” he said.
In yet another tweet, Araud finally acknowledged the US contribution to the liberation of France.