The end of the complicity between Nicolas Sarkozy and Emmanuel Macron? In these times of crisis, the former President of the Republic is on the lookout for current events and remains very much in demand, while he is confined to Cap Nègre. But according to a relative, quoted by our colleagues from L’Express this Thursday, April 30, the friendship that the two men maintain is only a mirage.
If he has cultivated media silence since the beginnings of containment, Nicolas Sarkozy never stay very far from the political scene. Confined to Cap Nègre, in the Var department, the former President of the Republic – true to his hyperactive nature – maintain regular contact with strong government figures like Jean Castex, a.k.a “mister deconfinement”, but also Emmanuel Macron, the current head of state. The latter is also maintained with his favorite predecessor shortly before his televised address on Monday April 13.
But for a stranger from the political scene cited by our colleagues from L’Express this Thursday, April 30, and who knows the two heads of state well, this complicity is only a hoax. “I don’t believe a quarter of a half a second at a friendly understanding or honesty of the marks of support between the two”, lambasted the informant. Before adding: “On the one hand, you have Sarko; on the other, someone who is able to betray [François Hollande, ndlr] (…) How do you want them to trust each other fully? “ For this same close, if Nicolas Sarkozy manifests himself as much, indirectly, since his villa at Cap Nègre, it would be out of frustration. “He feels that the other does the opposite of what he advises when he has it on the phone “, concludes the source.
Emmanuel Macron, in the footsteps of François Hollande?
While his relationship of trust with Emmanuel Macron has never been secret, that that Nicolas Sarkozy maintains with François Hollande is also well known. But between them, no camaraderie nor fun : both ex-presidents of the Republic mutually explain. Our colleagues from Sunday newspaper have revealed the reasons for this conflicting report. According to them, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy’s husband would still be angry with his successor “for not having accompanied him to his car during the handover” in 2012. The former boss of the UMP would also criticize him for not having asked for him during his presidential mandate, until 2017.
Resentful, Nicolas Sarkozy has had a conflictual relationship with his successor since 2012 Eliot Blondet / Pool / Bestimage