MON DIEU: Macron Warns Biden’s His Policies Could ‘Fragment The West’

  • French President Emmanuel Macron warned Wednesday that President Biden’s signature domestic policies could “fragment the West,” leveling unusually blunt criticism shortly after touching down in Washington for the first state visit of the Biden presidency.
  • “There is a risk today that we must discuss among friends,” Macron said in a talk at the French Embassy. “The risk is that, in the face of the challenges I mentioned, the U.S. looks first to the U.S., which is normal — we do the same.”
  • But he added, “The choices made, whose goals I share — especially the IRA or the Chips Act — are choices that will fragment the West because they create such differences between the U.S. and Europe.”