Macron defends word choice on plans to ‘piss off’ unvaccinated

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French President Emmanuel Macron has defended previous comments that he planned “to piss off” unvaccinated people, saying on Friday he had intended to “sound the alarm” on the severe public health situation regarding Covid-19. “Being a citizen means having rights and responsibilities,” Macron told journalists in Paris during a visit from European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. The French leader, who is expected to stand for a second term in April’s presidential election, faced a backlash this week following an interview with Le Parisien newspaper. As well as the “piss off” remarks,…

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