French First Lady Brigitte Macron praised American First Lady Melania Trump, but offered sympathy for the constraints of the White House, during a post-state visit interview with Le Monde in Paris, The Guardian reported.
Macron said Trump was “actually really fun. We have the same sense of humour. We laugh a lot together.”
However, Macron also showed pity for her American counterpart, who “cannot do anything.”
“She can’t even open a window at the White House,” Macron noted. “She can’t go outside.”
“She’s much more constrained than I am,” Macron continued. “I go out every day in Paris.”
“It is not uncommon for the First Lady to slip out to run an errand, eat at a local restaurant or otherwise enjoy the city outside the White House gates,” said Kristina Schake, communications director for the Michelle Obama, in 2011.