Macron brutally mocked after he's pictured posing on jet ski while France reels from COVID

The French president travelled to Fort de Brégançon earlier this month to enjoy his summer holiday. The medieval fortress has been the official retreat of the President of the French Republic since 1968.

During his stay so far, Mr Macron has met with Gisèle Charles, an 80-year-old widow, where he promised more pay for home carers.

He also paid a visit to Beirut following the devastating explosion which left at least 200 people dead and chaired a video conference to raise funds for Lebanon.

Mr Macron, who has already faced 18 months of protests followed by coronavirus, has now been heavily mocked online for zooming around on a jet ski.

One person wrote on Twitter: “Macron in Bregancon. Our national Rambo training to save the world.”

Another said: “Macron had already done jet-ski in a protected maritime zone while he was on a vacation in Bregancon in 2018.

“Laws and regulations are only for others. This president is a really bad guy.

Someone else joked about the thought process the French President must have had ahead of his holiday.

They said: “France has lost half a million jobs.

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With another adding: “It may not last… let him enjoy it, the landing will be hard.”

While someone else pointed out the image means the “death of the presidential office and representation.”

Someone else pointed out while France fights against the deadly pandemic and riots on the streets, the president “disconnects”.

They wrote: “France sinks into violence and chaos.

“The second wave of #COVID19 threatens.

“Many French people don’t go on vacation.

“Meanwhile in Bregancon, Macron disconnects.”

During his stay in the medieval fortress, the French President is expected to invited German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Ms Merkel is expected to arrive at his summer residence around August 20 and has been described as another sign of a renewed vigour for the Franco-German engine.

This meeting comes after a game-changing deal was agreed for the European Union to raise debt for the first time to help fund recovery from the pandemic.

Under the new plan, the fund will be financed by borrowing from the market in the name of the EU while the money given out will not have to be paid back.



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