French President Macron has drawn heavy criticism for saying in an interview that his intention was to frustrate vulnerable people. “Not vaccinated, I really want to anger them. So this is what we will continue to do until the end. That is the strategy,” Macron told the French daily. Paris. His comments come as the French parliament debates stricter legislation, such that a negative Corona test is no longer sufficient to obtain Corona’s passage.
In France, nearly 90 percent of the population who can get the vaccine is vaccinated. “Only a small minority is resisting. How do we make this minority smaller? We do it by making them – sorry to say that – by making them angrier,” Macron was quoted by Le Parisien newspaper as saying. “I won’t send them to prison. I won’t force vaccinate them, so we have to tell them: From January 15th, you can’t go to a restaurant, you can’t go out for coffee, you can’t go to the theatre, you can’t go to the movies anymore.”
The opposition criticized Macron’s comments. Marine Le Pen, leader of the right-wing populist National Rally party, tweeted that she didn’t think the president should say such things. Emmanuel Macron does not deserve his position. And Senator Bruno Ritaio, from the center-right, thinks so. “No health crisis justifies this kind of language. Emmanuel Macron says he has learned to love the French, but he seems to love their disdain more than anything.”