Brigitte Macron – the president of the Republic during the delivery of the lily of the valley by representatives of the horticultural industry and the chairman of the market of Rungis, at the Elysee palace in Paris on may 1, 2020.
By Clara Carlesimo updated 22 may 2020 at 10: 12
After his resignation, Gérard Collomb, has lost his position as minister but also to the privileged relations he had with the presidential couple. As Emmanuel Macron, Brigitte Macron has also distanced himself from them.
Of duo political couple in crisis. On leaving the government, Gérard Collomb, has not said goodbye to his position of minister of the Interior. Yet, fervent support ofEmmanuel Macron since his presidential campaign and his government once elected, the former mayor of Lyon has preferred to campaign for the municipal to stay place Beauvau. In September 2018, and after a first refusal of the president of the Republic, Gérard Collomb had finally asked his resignation. After a discussion with his wife, who allegedly told him, according to the Parisien : “You can’t stay”. But in leaving Paris to locate his / her city, the ex-minister has also had to draw a line on its relations with the executive, and the head of State. “After his resignation, their relationship was first a very great silence”, tells a source to our colleagues.
“She recovered only very slowly at the time of the municipal because Macron was that an agreement be found because Lyon was important to him. But this has failed”, she continues. And if the relationship between Emmanuel Macron and Gérard Collomb is at the point death, that the ex-minister meets with the First lady is no longer the same. Yet, Brigitte Macron has always been close to the one she nicknamed “my Gege”. “Collomb has continued to communicate with her, confides a source in Paris. But she has not been able to repair a relationship that was distended with the time.” But if the candidate for mayor of Lyon does not pray for tackling the president of the Republic, it remains measured when it comes to evoke the First lady. On Europe 1 a few months ago, Gérard Collomb was also referred to the “very strong ties” that the two had made : “She is defending often the positions that I could have during the dinners that we had. Because she was going out more often, listened to people and saw what was the reality of France”.
Brigitte Macron : “We also have a lot of secrets”
A few weeks after having given in his resignation, Gérard Collomb swept up the rumors of estranged with Brigitte Macron. “Not at all, it will still be called Brigitte and Gerard. She calls me the same, in an access of tenderness, my Gege”, provided on the antenna of CNews. Last June, passing through Lyon in the framework of its activities as First lady, Brigitte Macron had dinner with the ex-minister of the Interior. When asked about the sign of support that could represent this meeting, he had replied : “I don’t say it like that, I’m not talking about the other”. About Brigitte Macron, she had assured not to have “neither taste nor skill” in the political field but… have a “taste for (s) husband”. After her dinner with her “Gege”, the wife ofEmmanuel Macron told : “We’ve talked about our friendship, our projects, we also have a lot of secrets that belong to us”.
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