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Paris mayor fires back at Trump for insulting her city


    Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo attended the french premiere of the film ‘Before the Flood’, (‘Avant Le Deluge’) at Chatelet Theater in Paris on Oct. 17, 2016.

PARIS >> Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo has pushed back at U.S. President Donald Trump for insulting the City of Light in a speech.

Trump evoked his friend Jim, “a very, very substantial guy,” in an address today at the Conservative political Action Conference. Jim used to be a regular visitor to Paris, Trump said, but hasn’t made the trip in four or five years because “Paris is no longer Paris.”

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 Mickey and Minnie.”

In another tweet, with the hashtag #Donald&Jim, Hidalgo said American tourist reservations are up 30 percent in 2017 so far compared to last year.

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