French President Hollande weighs in on Trump's Paris remark

French President Francois Hollande responds to Trump's Paris dig

Donald Trump speaking at CPAC

"That is not what I do toward a friendly country and I ask the American president not to do it to France", he said at the opening of the annual agricultural fair in Paris. In a veiled illusion to France far-right presidential candidate, Marine Le Pen, Clooney added, "I think you guys have some of the same issues here so. good luck".

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. "'Paris? I don't go there anymore, Paris is no longer Paris'".

Hollande called on Trump to show more solidarity after he told the story of a friend named "Jim" who thought that "Paris is no longer Paris" after a series of attacks which rocked the French capital.

"Now he doesn't even think in terms of going there".

On Bastille Day of a year ago, an ISIS-aligned terrorist drove a truck through a crowd in Nice, killing 86. "And we have to be smart".

Trump the implied that terrorist attacks have changed Europe and said: "Take a look at Nice and Paris".

In the Eiffel Tower, "we celebrate the dynamism and the spirit of openness of #Paris with Mickey & Minnie, " the message said, along with a photo of Hidalgo posing with the two Disney cartoon characters.

It's not the first time Trump has used a friend as a political barometer.

Last weekend at a rally in Florida, Trump pointed to what he suggested was an incident in Sweden on Friday night that had never occurred.

Seeking to defend his controversial crackdown on immigrants, Trump criticised long-time allies France, Sweden and Germany.

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