“He has made an impeccable streak since last Friday, and there it is an awkwardness that comes to seal everything”, annoys an elected LREM after the comments made by Gerald Darmanin. Tuesday evening, on the set of BFMTV, the Minister of the Interior said he was “shocked to enter a hypermarket, to see that there were such community kitchens when arriving on the shelves”, before judging that ” that’s how it starts, communitarianism ”.
A “personal” opinion, he says, but which instantly sparked a wave of bitter comments on social networks, as among some members of the opposition or even the majority.
“When I do my shopping, I go to the Breton products department, because I am Breton”
Starting with the President of the National Assembly Richard Ferrand, who on Wednesday morning replied: “Me, that does not shock me. When I do my shopping, I go to the Breton products department, because I’m Breton, ”he quipped. A way of dissociating oneself from the exit of the first cop in France who was hardly appreciated at the top of power. Ferrand was even forced to backpedal a few hours later, publicly expressing his “full and confident support for the action of Gerald Darmanin in these difficult times for our country”.
Because at the Elysee Palace, there is no question of blowing on the embers, especially since in recent days, the Head of State continues to praise in private as in public the work of his minister. “No comment, it was an opinion he expressed in a personal capacity, sweeps an adviser to Macron. The urgency of the moment is the fight against separatism, we are not deviating from that. “
Same story with the government spokesperson, in demining mode: “No one can doubt Gérald Darmanin’s willingness to tackle the real problems. I watched this show which lasted over two hours, with extremely serious topics covered. And I see that we only remember this passage, ”regrets Gabriel Attal. Before putting into perspective what Darmanin raises: “the day when the issue of supermarket shelves will be a priority for the government, it is because we will have settled a certain number of other questions beforehand”.
“It gives the feeling of mixing everything”
Place Beauvau, we recall “that it is not the consumers but the behavior of certain large multinational groups that he deplored, those who only do their marketing on shelves, or even entire spaces devoted exclusively to the sale of products. community ”. What provoked the ire of Michel-Edouard Leclerc: “These words reek of manipulation. You can obviously sell kosher and halal by being a patriot, ”reacted the president of the large distribution group.
“In the context, given his position, Gerald could have done without such a remark, it gives the feeling of mixing everything up”, laments a minister. But Darmanin persists and signs: “I have not a word to withdraw. Not one. Yes, capitalism also has a responsibility in society, everything cannot be the object of money, he explained yesterday on his Twitter account. Thank you for listening to my words in full. They are eminently Republicans. “
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