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Creepster-in-Chief Donald Trump gets inappropriate with France's first lady

Creepster-in-Chief Donald Trump gets inappropriate with France's first ladyDonald Trump is making the most of his Paris trip: touring a museum, dining with the French president, and complimenting the physique of said president's wife. SEE ALSO: Behold: the cringiest Trump handshake yet Trump, first lady Melania Trump, French president Emmanuel Macron, and his wife Brigitte Macron were touring Les Invalides, a military history museum. In a moment captured on Facebook Live, Trump looks the first lady up and down and says, "You know, you're in such great shape" before looking at the French president and saying, "beautiful."  You can catch the moment around minute 53. Creepy. The comment came shortly after almost dislocating Brigitte Macron's arm in an aggressive handshake. People were not impressed with Trump's compliment.  Trump greeted the FIRST LADY OF FRANCE with "you're in such great shape!" Shaking my head… just shaking my head… https://t.co/a577egBlq1 — Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) July 13, 2017 "You're in such great shape!'" – construction worker at deli to college girl buying a Powerade, oh and President Trump to Macron's wife. — Jeremy Newberger (@jeremynewberger) July 13, 2017 "She's in such great shape!" Trump exclaims, on tape, speaking of France's First Lady. Does he always have to embarrass us? Always?! — Julie Hiatt Steele (@jhiattsteele) July 13, 2017 So very embarrassing and creepy. 
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Donald Trump in new sexism row as he tells Brigitte Trogneux she is in 'such good shape'

Donald Trump in new sexism row as he tells Brigitte Trogneux she is in 'such good shape'It may have been meant as a compliment, but whether Brigitte Trogneux, the wife of French president, Emmanuel Macron,  appreciated being told she was in 'such good shape' was a matter of conjecture. Last month the  US president just about got away with telling Caitriona Perry – the Irish broadcaster RTE's Washington correspondent,  that she had a "nice smile". The Irish journalist posted a video on Twitter describing the incident as a "bizarre moment", but did not appear to have been offended by the remark even if others thought it was blatantly sexist. Trump greets Macron with another gripping handshake 00:39 However, passing a comment on the appearance of France's First Lady – even a favourable one – could have been seen as a diplomatic gaffe. To add insult to injury he repeated the comment to Emmanuel Macron, the French President before turning back to Ms Trogneux and remarking "beautiful." Matters were probably not helped by the US President then inflicting his now notorious "yank and grip" on her as well. The US president was treading on very sensitive territory with M. Macron being 25 years younger than his 64 year-old-wife  – a subject which has generated some discussion in France. French President Emmanuel Macron (R), his wife Brigitte Macron (2nd L), US President Donald Trump (3rd L) and First Lady Melania Trump (2nd R) pose with French chef Alain Ducasse  Credit: Saul Loeb/AFP At 71, Mr Trump is 24 years older than the First Lady, Melania – but the age gap has caused far less comment. During the French election campaign, those who sought to make capital out of the age difference between M. Macron and his wife were accused of misogyny. Tiphaine Auzière, Ms Trogneux's daughter described the attacks as "totally outrageous" in one interview. Here's that awkward handshake between Trump and France's Brigitte Macron. pic.twitter.com/5Ci6lAWuV6— Meg Wagner (@megwagner) July 13, 2017 The Paris incident will be seen as just the latest offence on a lengthy Trump sexism charge sheet. During the election, he said that nobody would vote for his Republican rival for the nomination, Carly Fiorina, because of her appearance. His feud with Rosie O'Donnell, a comedian, culminated with the then business tycoon dismissing her as a slob. As a candidate, his campaign came close to being derailed by the leaking of a torrent of  taped sexist remarks and a high profile feud with TV presenter Megyn Kelly, who challenged his track record during the first Republican candidates' debate.


US Social Security funds run out in 17 years: Treasury

US Social Security funds run out in 17 years: TreasuryThe US government retirement program for the elderly will be exhausted starting in 17 years unless policies are changed, the US Treasury said Thursday. Social Security, the Depression-era retirement fund, will be exhausted in 2034 under current policy, according to the annual report. Meanwhile, the Medicare trust fund supporting hospital insurance will be able to pay full benefits only until 2029, a year longer than forecast in 2016.


Sessions releases heavily redacted record of foreign contacts

Sessions releases heavily redacted record of foreign contactsBy Julia Edwards Ainsley WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday released a government form dealing with contacts he has had with foreign nationals, including Russian government officials, but much of it was redacted. Form SF-86, required for government employees working in national security, indicated Sessions has had no immediate contact with any foreign government or its representatives in the past seven years.