A widely circulated video that shows French President Emmanuel Macron telling a young unemployed gardener he could easily find a job if he looked drew scorn and insults on social media. But business executives this week say his latest outburst may be right.
During a national festival on Saturday when official buildings are open to visitors, Macron told the man who said he was looking for a position as a gardener that jobs are available in “lots of professions, you just have to go look. Hotels, cafes, restaurants. I cross the street and I can find you some.”