French President Emmanuel Macron (C) talks with people at a building trade congress in Paris, France, October 6, 2017. REUTERS/Thibault Camus/Pool
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French President Emmanuel Macron is increasingly portrayed as the "president of the rich" – an unpopular epithet in a country where bragging about money is taboo and equality is a national motto.Macron's popularity in the polls quickly plunged to near record lows only five months after his election.Polls also show the French increasingly consider Macron's reforms as unfair and out of touch with their concerns.Macron's comment is the latest of a series of expressions that have fueled the portrayal of him as the president of the rich.Macron's language reminds some of former President Nicolas Sarkozy, who often made frank – sometimes even rude – comments.
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