With tall Trump tale, Macron plays to France’s young voters

LE PECQ, France (AP) — True or false: When he was the U.S. president, Donald Trump called French leader Emmanuel Macron from the White House to wish him happy birthday, but got the day wrong.

With great relish and a straight face, the French president told that story in a YouTube video that quickly went viral Sunday.

Filmed in the French presidential palace with two of France’s most popular YouTube stars, the half-hour of banter, tall tales, and a grungy rendition of “La Marseillaise” by heavy-metal band “Ultra Vomit” represented Macron’s most audacious effort yet to woo young voters.

Macron, 43, hasn’t yet said if he’ll seek reelection in the presidential ballot next year. But one of the takeaways from . . .

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