Macron calls Australian prime minister's wife 'delicious'

Macron calls Australian prime minister's wife 'delicious'

French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday reportedly referred to the wife of Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull as “delicious." 

“I want to thank you for your welcome, thank you and your delicious wife for your warm welcome,” Macron said, according to The Associated Press.


The AP cited several potential reasons for Macron’s word choice. The French word “delicieux” can mean “delightful.” But the news outlet said Turnbull had just been talking about French cooking before Macron made the remark.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpOmar fires back at Trump over rally remarks: 'This is my country' Pelosi: Trump hurrying to fill SCOTUS seat so he can repeal ObamaCare Trump mocks Biden appearance, mask use ahead of first debate MORE was mocked last year for comments he made about Macron’s wife during a trip to France.

"You know, you're in such good shape," Trump told Brigitte Macron. The president then said “beautiful.”

Macron and his wife visited the United States last month for the Trump administration’s first state dinner. During the trip, Macron and his wife appeared with the president and first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpMelania Trump: Ginsburg's 'spirit will live on in all she has inspired' The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - You might want to download TikTok now Warning label added to Trump tweet over potential mail-in voting disinformation MORE.

Macron also gave a speech to a joint session of Congress, in which he criticized the current environment of “fear and anger.”