While French President Emmanuel Macron’s speech, which he raised the tone of his voice from time to time on the podium, drew reaction in Africa, the fact that the hall was mostly empty became the agenda on social media.
‘FRANCE LOSE ITS ATTRACTION’
Twitter users commented that “France has lost its charm” by frequently sharing different images revealing that the hall was mostly empty during Macron’s speech.
‘MACRON HAS BEEN HORRIBLY HUMBLED’
French politician François Asselineau tweeted that Macron was horribly humiliated. during his speech “Three-quarters of the countries did not exist” In the UN General Assembly, the most powerful and able to be heard During the leaders’ speech, the hall was overflowing. stated.
‘THEY PREFERED TO SIT IN THE CAFETERIA’
Stating that three-quarters of the delegations preferred to rest in the cafeteria or smoke, Asselineau argued that despite the efforts of the French media to shine, Macron was not taken into account and belittled France in the eyes of the world.
‘THE INDICATOR OF FRANCE’S IMAGE DROPPED’
French far-right politician Eric Laqua also shared the image of Macron raising his hands on the podium and the photo of the largely empty hall side by side, making the assessment that Macron is facing the decline of France’s position at the UN podium.
‘EMPTY SPEECH IN AN EMPTY HALL’
A Twitter user also drew attention to Macron’s active state on the podium, his gestures and facial expressions, and used the expression “an empty speech in an empty hall”.
‘MACRON’S CONSIDERING ATTITUDE Isolate FRANCE FROM THE WORLD’
Duval Philippe also criticized the exaggerated praise of Macron by the French media, commenting, “This image at the UN clearly shows that the image of France has dropped since Macron came. His arrogance and condescending attitude isolated us from the world.”
- In addition to these comments, many Twitter users also argued that Macron made a very good speech on behalf of France.
On the other hand, it was noted that the seats were mostly empty during Macron’s speech at the UN tribune, in the footage broadcast by the French BFMTV television channel.
“French troops in Africa” reaction to Macron
Speaking at the UN for 30 minutes, the French President “One thing is certain, as I speak to you right now, Russian forces are in Ukraine. As far as I know, Ukrainian forces are not in Russia. That’s what’s happening. We should all look into it.” His words also drew reaction in Africa.
African activist Nathalie Yamb citing footage of Macron uttering these words “One thing is certain, as I speak to you, French troops are stationed in Niger, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Senegal, Djibouti and Madagascar, and as far as I know, these countries’ troops are not stationed in France.” shared his statement.
- A user also shared the graphic showing the French troops in Africa, calling for maximum pressure on Macron to withdraw his troops from Africa, and emphasized that France is one of the countries that have a military base on the continent.