French President Emmanuel Macron has dubbed Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki an extreme-right anti-Semite who bans LGBT people. In an interview with Le Parisien published on Friday, he hammered Morawiecki, opening fire on many political fronts.

Macron was likely referring to the Polish official’s Law and Justice Party’s open criticism of LGBT ideology, which has seen Poland condemned and stripped of funding by the EU.

While the EU has worked to present a united front against Moscow, Morawiecki has criticized Macron for keeping a dialogue open with Russian President Putin amid Russia’s military operation in Ukraine, and has openly endorsed his right-wing rival, Marine Le Pen.

According to the French president, Morawiecki is an ally of Le Pen, and the pair have met on numerous occasions. Le Pen, of the right-wing National Rally party, faces off against Macron in the first round of France’s presidential elections this weekend.

Macron’s victory was widely considered a done deal until recently, as a shock poll put her a single percentage point ahead of the president in a hypothetical second-round match-up.

Le Pen has likely been helped in the polls by rising fuel costs, for which voters have hammered Macron. The president too has found himself backed into a corner by his stance on Russia.

On one hand, he has attempted to paint Le Pen as cozy with Putin; on the other, he has been forced to defend his own policy of holding frequent phone calls with the Russian leader over the conflict in Ukraine.

Morawiecki and Polish President Andrzej Duda have been some of his loudest critics for doing so. Mr. President Macron, how many times have you negotiated with Putin, what have you achieved?, Morawiecki said earlier this week.

Macron has defended his conversations with Putin, stating that there could be no lasting peace if Russia is not engaged in a great architecture of peace on our continent.

While Macron has condemned Russia’s offensive on Ukraine, he has insisted that Western leaders must always respect Russia as a country and Russian people.

The diplomatic fallout of the Macron and Morawiecki battle is ongoing. Poland’s foreign minister on Friday summoned the French ambassador to Warsaw to reprimand him over statements made by Macron to Le Parisien.

While leaders in Brussels and Washington have touted a unity among the Western allies in confronting Russia, some cracks in the trans-Atlantic alliance have appeared.

Hungary, for example, has stated that it will continue to buy Russian gas, and will pay for the commodity in rubles as Putin has demanded.

Additionally, Poland has accused Germany – which is highly dependent on imported Russian gas – of standing in the way of tougher sanctions on Moscow.

RT. com / ABC Flash Point WW III News 2022.

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10-04-22 12:30

Funny hey ? I never see a politician accusing people of being anti Christian or anti Catholic. Macron is one of this type like most US politicians and French politicians. Anyways it is a classical character assassination attempt. He tried it with Marie Le Pen. He is a low life demagogue. When he can’t defend an argument, immediately he takes out the anti-Semite label and extreme right and sticks it on you. Besides that who cares if he is anti-Semite or right wing extremist, as long as he does not interfere in my life. Macron is an arrogant person without… Read more »

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10-04-22 12:49

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Tony Rawlings
Tony Rawlings
10-04-22 12:31

Surely all these berks running the EU have more urgent matters to deal with, like the state of their countries for one. Most European countries are going to rack and ruin because these fools.

10-04-22 12:32

These crass insults by Macron are something heard on a school playground. I miss the time when there was respect between leaders. The skill, tact and grace found an old school diplomat like Lavrov does not exist anymore.

The English and French have ruined it all. There must be some trick to get the them back in to another 100 Years War.

They secretly loath each other and when it comes to blows, things can get quite vicious. Once the action starts, greater Europe can settle down and get back to normal.