Trump shares tweet claiming rioting protesters in France are chanting ‘We want Trump’

President TrumpDonald John TrumpFederal watchdog accuses VOA parent company of wrongdoing under Trump appointee Lawsuit alleges 200K Georgia voters were wrongly purged from registration list Ivanka Trump gives deposition in lawsuit alleging misuse of inauguration funds MORE shared a tweet Tuesday claiming protestors in France chanted "We want Trump.”

The original tweet came from Turning Point USA's Charlie Kirk, and said the protests in France over a proposed hike in fuel taxes showed the success of Trump's administration.

"There are riots in socialist France because of radical leftist fuel taxes," Kirk wrote. "Media barely mentioning this. America is booming, Europe is burning. They want to cover up the middle class rebellion against cultural Marxism. 'We want Trump' being chanted through the streets of Paris."

Kirk's information about crowd chants seems to come from an article Rush Limbaugh wrote on iHeart Radio on Monday, which claims that friends told him that protestor are asking for Trump.


The tax sparked a series of national protests over a nearly monthlong span, resulting in four deaths. 

The protestors denounced the tax on natural gas and electricity while also calling for a higher minimum wage. The protesters also expressed complaints that French President Emmanuel Macron was out of touch with his citizens. 

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced Tuesday that the government will no longer be implementing the tax increase.