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Macron Says Tweeting Is ‘Not Compatible’ With Being President

  • Macron, in Time interview, says presidents must keep distance
  • Macron says he’s ‘heard of’ Trumps tweets, but doesn’t follow
Emmanuel Macron

Emmanuel Macron

Photographer: Lisi Niesner/Bloomberg

Tweeting isn’t presidential, says France’s Emmanuel Macron.

“I don’t tweet myself, and I don’t follow myself,” Macron said in an interview with Time Magazine, released Thursday. “It’s not compatible with the kind of distance you need to govern and to preside. To be president, you need some distance from events, from the permanent flows of news and reactions.”