Twitter on Fire Over Trump's Reactions to Macron Denouncing 'Nationalism'

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As world leaders gathered in Paris to commemorate the end of the bloodshed of World War I, the French president held a speech partially devoted to one of the factors that fuelled the war - nationalism.

A variety of reactions that appeared in the facial expressions of US President Donald Trump as he was listening to his French counterpart's speech stirred social media users.

French president was denouncing "nationalist" trends in politics, calling them contrary to "patriotism," less than a month after Trump called himself a "nationalist" at a rally in Houston in October. Trump urged everyone to use the word when referring to him, despite existing negative connotations.

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Twitterians noted that in light of such statements, Trump didn't look too happy, as Macron was calling nationalism a "betrayal of patriotism" and warned of "old demons" that started the Great War "reawakening."

The former director of the CIA and NSA, Michael Hayden, also didn't pass by the photo, claiming that Macron was actually addressing Trump.

Some even thanked Macron for allegedly delivering the thought to the US president.

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However, many Twitterians disagreed with Macron, claiming that he, like many other people, misinterprets the notion of nationalism.

Still, many defended Trump, saying that by nationalism he means putting the country's interests first, not starting another world war.

World leaders travelled to Paris to take part in commemorative events marking the 100th anniversary of the armistice signed on 11 November 1918, which put an end to World War I. 

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