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Inside the ill-fitting, occasionally chaotic, decidedly solid Biden-Macron relationship

Posted on AllSides June 7th, 2024
From The Left
Politics, Joe Biden, Emmanuel Macron
Pool photo by Brendan Smialowski

On a recent phone call with President Joe Biden, French President Emmanuel Macron proposed sending Western forces into Ukraine to train troops in the war zone.

Biden was not supportive. The American president expressed concern about the potential consequences of sending troops from any NATO country into a place where they could wind up in the line of fire and lead to an escalation of the conflict, according to two people familiar with the conversation.

The call ended without any resolution.

And for Biden and Macron, that was okay.

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