ANALYSIS – Despite the incident on Tuesday, the president intends to continue his tour of France and his extensive consultation.
Accept the symbolic significance. Refuse physical violence. “No trivialization, but relativization“, In the words of Emmanuel Macron in the Council of Ministers. This is the new “at the same time” which should allow the President of the Republic to turn the page of the slap he received Tuesday in the Drôme. Aware of the importance and the crucial role that controlled communication can play in this kind of episode, the Head of State immediately wanted to respond to this incident in the field of images. A second amateur video of the incident, filmed from another angle and unveiled by several media at the end of the day, shows him vigorously resisting the protective pressure of his bodyguard, to immediately return to contact with the other onlookers who came to greet him. . A way to show that the slight blow he had just received in the face had not struck him, but rather stimulated. And encouraged to continue. He proved it once again
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