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World Trump Paris jibe: Mayor uses Mickey Mouse to fight back

22:05  25 february  2017
22:05  25 february  2017 Source:   bbc.com

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Paris 's mayor has hit back at US President Donald Trump 's negative remarks about the city, using Walt Disney characters. Anne Hidalgo tweeted a picture of herself with Mickey and Minnie Mouse celebrating the city's "dynamism and spirit of openness". At a speech to conservative activists, Mr

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To @realDonaldTrump and his friend Jim, in @LaTourEiffel we celebrate the dynamism and the spirit of openness of #Paris with Mickey & Minnie © Anne/HidalgoTwitter To @realDonaldTrump and his friend Jim, in @LaTourEiffel we celebrate the dynamism and the spirit of openness of #Paris with Mickey & Minnie Paris's mayor has hit back at US President Donald Trump's negative remarks about the city, using Walt Disney characters.

Anne Hidalgo tweeted a picture of herself with Mickey and Minnie Mouse celebrating the city's "dynamism and spirit of openness".

French President Francois Hollande said such criticisms were "never good".

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Paris ’s mayor has hit back at US President Donald Trump ’s negative remarks about the city, using Walt Disney characters. Anne Hidalgo tweeted a picture of herself with Mickey and Minnie Mouse celebrating the city’s “dynamism and spirit of openness”. French President Francois Hollande said

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He also criticised Europe's handling of terrorism, saying that Americans could not let recent attacks happen in the US.

More than 230 people have died in a series of attacks in France since the beginning of 2015, including in January and November of that year in Paris and in Nice in July last year.

The country has been under a state of emergency for more than a year.

What did Mr Trump say?

Speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday, he sought to justify his crackdown on immigration by criticising the effect it had had on some European countries.

He singled out Paris, mentioning a friend called "Jim" who used to be a regular visitor to the city but had stopped going in recent years because "Paris is no longer Paris".

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PARIS — Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo, France’s foreign minister and an American cinema luminary pushed back at Jim used to be a regular visitor to Paris , Trump said, but hasn’t made the trip in four or five years Hidalgo tweeted a photo of herself alongside Mickey Mouse and Minnie and said: “To

The mayor of Paris has used a photo of Mickey and Minnie Mouse to hit back at Donald Trump over "unfriendly" comments he made about the French capital. The US President slammed France in a speech at a rally in Washington during which he cited a friend - 'Jim' - who is apparently refusing to

"Take a look at what's happening to our world, folks, and we have to be smart... We can't let that happen to us." Mr Trump went on.

Police man and tape across street in the aftermath of the November 2015 Paris attacks: France has been under a state of emergency since the November 2015 attacks © Getty Images France has been under a state of emergency since the November 2015 attacks

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What was the French response?

Ms Hidalgo stressed the inclusivity and energy of Paris, tweeting a picture of her launching a tourism campaign at the Eiffel Tower.

She also challenged the suggestion that tourist numbers from the US were in decline, saying reservations were up 30% in 2017.

Mr Hollande, meanwhile, said Mr Trump's remarks were no way to behave towards an ally.

"It is never good to show the slightest mistrust towards a friendly country," he said.

"That is not what I would do towards a friendly country and I would ask the American president not to do it to France."

In a reference to France's tighter gun control laws, Mr Hollande said: "There are no weapons circulating here. There are no people who take weapons to shoot into the crowd simply for the satisfaction of causing drama and tragedy."

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PARIS — Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo has pushed back at President Trump for insulting the City of Light in a speech. Hidalgo tweeted a photo of herself alongside Mickey Mouse and Minnie and said: "To Donald and his friend Jim, from the Eiffel Tower, we're celebrating the attractiveness of Paris with

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Paris skyline at night - November 2016 © Reuters Paris skyline at night - November 2016

So are tourists really deserting the City of Lights?

According to figures published by the Paris Office of Tourism (in French), 7,356,945 foreign tourists arrived at hotels in the city of Paris between January and November 2016, 11.9% fewer than in the same period the previous year.

Among American tourists the decline was only slighter smaller - there were 1,387,191 hotel arrivals, down 9.9%.

In the same period there was a slight rise in the number of tourists from other parts of France, of 0.3% to almost six million.

The 2015 figures mostly cover the period before the 13 November Paris attacks which shocked the country and left 130 people dead and hundreds wounded.

No figures were given for tourists staying in non-hotel accommodation such as Airbnb.

How does it compare with New York?

According to the New York mayor's office, the city welcomed 60.3 million visitors in 2016, up by 1.8 million on 2015.

This was the "seventh consecutive year of travel and tourism growth for the city", the statement said.

Of these, 47.6 million came from within the US and 12.65 million from abroad. Both figures were all-time highs, the mayor's office added.

French President Hollande Hits Back at President Trump’s Paris Comments .
"There is terrorism and we must fight it together"Hollande called for Trump to support U.S. allies.

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