Don’t call her First Lady. In an interview given this Friday to France info, Brigitte Macron, who does not “feel First Lady” but only “wife of the Head of State”, returns in particular to her role at the Elysée Palace and with Emmanuel Macron.
“I am involved in areas that are not political,” she explains. I stay away from politics ”. But obviously, she talks a lot with the head of state. “When I am asked for influence (that I have on him), it is the influence that we have in a couple, just as it has influence on me, I can have it on him ”, confides Brigitte Macron. But it ensures, “obviously, I never allow myself advice” at the level of the policy. “In what capacity? She wonders.
“If there are failures, I apologize”
No comments or opinions, therefore, on the recent reshuffle operated by Emmanuel Macron where we saw him separate from his Prime Minister Edouard Philippe to appoint Jean Castex. But a clarification on the way she sees her role and her function: “When one is the wife of the Head of State, one has duties towards the French,” she explains. What I do, I do with heart. […] If there are failures, I apologize. “
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“It is important the look that (the French) have on me,” continues Brigitte Macron. I just want to tell them that I’m doing my best. “