Reuters U.S. President Donald Trump praised French first lady Brigitte Macron for being in “such good shape” on Thursday during his state visit to France, according to a video on the French government’s Facebook page.
Trump, 71, who has come under fire for his comments about women’s appearances, and his wife, Melania, 47, met with French President Emmanuel Macron and Brigitte, 64, at Hotel des Invalides, where Napoleon Bonaparte and other French war heroes are buried.
After a tour, Trump turned to the French first lady, gestured toward her and said: “You’re in such good shape.”
After repeating the comment to the president, Trump turned back to Brigitte Macron and said: “Beautiful.” Her response was unclear.
Social media immediately reacted to the video with many users denouncing Trump’s comments as sexist
“#Trump telling France’s First Lady ‘you’re in such good shape’ epitomizes men toeing the line between compliment & sexual harassment,” wrote Twitter user Alex Berg, a free-lance video producer and writer who works on feminist and gender issues.