One day after president Trump remarked in a speech at a conference that a friend thought "Paris is no longer Paris" after attacks by Islamist militants, French President Francois Hollande fired back at Donald Trump on Saturday. During a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday, Trump repeated his criticism of Europe's handling of attacks by Islamist militants saying a friend "Jim" no longer wanted to take his family to Paris.
Hollande said Trump should show support for U.S. allies. "There is terrorism and we must fight it together. I think that it is never good to show the smallest defiance toward an allied country. I wouldn't do it with the United States and I'm urging the U.S. president not to do it with France," Hollande said.
"I won't make comparisons but here, people don't have access to guns. Here, you don't have people with guns opening fire on the crowd simply for the satisfaction of causing drama and tragedy," Hollande said, responding to questions during a visit at the Paris Agric fair.
They may not have access to guns, but they have access to trucks which they then use to murder dozens of innocent bystanders in increasingly more frequent terrorist incidents, meanwhile the lack of guns prevents the local population from defending itself when one or more terrorists - who have access not only to guns but also explosives - use these to attack and murder members of the defenseless French population.
Oh yes, "here" the French people have also been living under what has effectively become a permanent state of emergency ever since the November 2015 Bataclan mass murder.
In fact, more than 230 people have died in a series of assaults in France since the beginning of 2015, and the country has been under a state of emergency rules since November the same year. Trump's comments also drew a rebuke from the mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo.
Meanwhile, another attack has taken place in the German town of Heidelberg, where as reported moments ago a knife-yielding man drove his car into a pedestrian area, injuring three, and was later shot by the local police.