French President Emmanuel Macron is taking credit for President Trump’s decision to fire $165 million in missiles at Syria, an attack that came with ample warning and which apparently killed no one.
Trump was going to honor his campaign commitment to isolationism—the thing that made him popular with people like Alex Jones—until the dapper Frenchman talked him into firing some missiles. That angered Republican isolationists—and made Alex Jones cry.
“Ten days ago, President Trump was saying ‘the United States should withdraw from Syria.’ We convinced him it was necessary to stay,” Macron said in an interview on France’s BFM TV. “We convinced him it was necessary to stay for the long term.”
Macron agreed with Trump that the attack was “perfectly carried out.”
Watch a CNN segment on Macron below.