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PARIS — U.S. Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump has taken an­other swipe on Twitter at his French coun­ter­part Em­manuel Macron prompted by Macron’s woes over vi­o­lent protests against fuel taxes.

“I am glad that my friend @Em­manuelMacron and the pro­tes­tors in Paris have agreed with the con­clu­sion I reached two years ago,” Trump tweeted late on Tues­day.

“The Paris Agree­ment is fa­tally flawed be­cause it raises the price of en­ergy for re­spon­si­ble coun­tries while white­wash­ing some of the worst pol­luters,” said Trump, re­fer­ring to a global deal on the en­vi­ron­ment drafted in Paris in late 2015.

Ear­lier this week, French Prime Min­is­ter Edouard Philippe de­cided to sus­pend planned in­creases to fuel taxes for at least six months in re­sponse to weeks of some­times vi­o­lent protests, mark­ing the first ma­jor U-turn by Macron’s ad­min­is­tra­tion in 18 months in of­fice.

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