Visiting the Agricultural Show on Saturday February 22, the head of state was arrested by a student about the decline in APL. A rather tense exchange ensued.
Coming to the Agricultural Show to meet the farming world, Emmanuel Macron was arrested by a student who wanted to question the President on the drop of 5 € in APL (Personalized housing assistance), implemented last year. The head of state then asked his interlocutor if he knew how much student social security was a few years ago. As the young man hesitated to answer, Emmanuel Macron took the opportunity to crop it:
“How much did I save you?” So before you speak, you work a little bit and you come to see me again. We help you and I lowered student social security by 100 € per year, so don’t come and put the 5 € in front of me, “said exclaimed the President in a sequence broadcast on BFM TV.
Before concluding: “You can see that by saying everything and anything, it doesn’t work”.
An eventful Salon
This is not the President’s first skirmish at this Agricultural Show. The head of state had previously had a lively exchange with a woman who came to arrest him on the RIC and the police violence. The same day, the former figure of the yellow vests Éric Drouet, who wanted to approach the President, had been expelled by the police.