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‘Let’s get serious’: Trump, Macron have tense exchange over Islamic State

President Trump met French President Emmanuel Macron. Evan Vucci/Associated Press

(Bloomberg) — A tense moment between President Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron during Tuesday’s NATO summit is highlighting differences between the leaders.

As the two spoke to the press, Trump asked Macron if he wanted to take “some nice ISIS fighters” and Macron replied in English, “let’s get serious.”

The French leader said that taking foreign fighters will be decided on a case by case basis and that the priority is to finish the war against Islamic State.

Trump replied, “this is why he is the greatest politician, because that was one of the best non-answers of all time.”

The discussion also highlighted differences over Turkey and Iran.


Watch the exchange: