'Take a Lesson' From Trump: Gorka Blasts Macron Amid Tax Hike Protests in France
Former White House adviser Sebastian Gorka advised French President Emmanuel Macron to learn a thing or two from President Trump as violent protests continued over the weekend in response to Macron's gas tax hike.
Enraged protesters in France have objected rising taxes in the country and Macron’s leadership, which led to the arrest of at least 107 demonstrators.
Earlier this year, Macron raised gas taxes in an effort to reduce the country's reliance on fossil fuels. The increased tax makes fuel in France one of the most expensive throughout Europe.
"He should take a lesson out of the president's own book," Gorka said on Fox & Friends.
Last month, Macron appeared to take a veiled shot at Trump's pro-nationalist views, saying that "nationalism is a betrayal of patriotism."
Gorka said on Sunday that French citizens believe Macron is serving the interests of the country's government and not its people.
"That's why his popularity is at 26 percent, and we see riots occurring in such a way that he may have to declare a state of emergency," he said.
Thousands protested in Paris last weekend, although the number of detained demonstrators was lower.
Gorka added that Macron is "in bigger trouble" than protesters.
"The protesters want to see French workers represented by the French government the same way Donald Trump is representing American workers," he said. "Macron has proven himself to be just another politician."
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