And this is after he said he wants to send French troops into the killing fields of Ukraine, where hundreds of Ukrainian soldiers have been dying literally by the day, a war that has nothing to do with France. That hasn’t gone down too well, either.
And in yet another ominous warning in what must have been coordinated messaging, on Wednesday he went even further – warning at his first cabinet meeting after the summer holidays that the French should expect to make deep sacrifices in what he called the “end of abundance.”
Speaking before ministers at the Élysée, Macron said that the country was at a “tipping point” as it faced a difficult winter and a new era of instability due to climate change and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, according to The Guardian.
“What we are currently living through is a kind of major tipping point or a great upheaval … we are living the end of what could have seemed an era of abundance … the end of the abundance of products of technologies that seemed always available … the end of the abundance of land and materials including water,” he said, adding that France and the French felt that they’ve been living under a series of crises, “each worse than the last.”