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Published 25 March 2023 at 07:26
Foreign. French President Emmanuel Macron is under fire after secretly trying to “conjure up” his luxury watch during an interview about the country's increased retirement age.
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TwittraShare< p>Emmanuel Macron's decision to bypass parliament and force through an increase in the retirement age from 62 to 64 has sparked widespread and violent protests.
The now-noticed incident occurred halfway through a prime-time television interview on on Wednesday, when Macron defended his pension reform.
The president suddenly put his hands under the table as he continued to speak. When he raised his hands again, the luxury watch on his left wrist was gone.
Critics say the incident shows the 45-year-old liberal is out of touch with ordinary people.
Macron's representatives say however, that the president took off the watch because it “clinked on the table”.
French President Macron seemingly realizes mid-interview that he's wearing a VERY expensive watch as he tells the French people they need to sacrifice more.
Like a magic trick, his hands go under the table and… poof! The watch is gone.pic.twitter.com/qhVGNSQIj5
— Young Americans for Liberty (@YALiberty) March 24, 2023