The response by a French women to Donald Trump’s tweet about last week’s machete attack at the Louvre has gone viral, not least for the word she used to describe the US president’s behaviour.
Shortly after an Egyptian man attacked soldiers at a shopping centre next to the Louvre museum Donald Trump did what he does and took to Twitter.
“A new radical Islamist has just attacked in Louvre museum Paris. Tourists were locked down. France on edge again. GET SMART US,” tweet the US president.
A new radical Islamic terrorist has just attacked in Louvre Museum in Paris. Tourists were locked down. France on edge again. GET SMART U.S.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 3, 2017
He fired off the tweet just as his controversial travel ban on citizens from several Muslim countries, which he says is necessary to protect America from terrorists, has been scuppered for now by the courts.
Trump’s tweet, as they all tend to know, caused a fair amount of uproar in France as he was accused of trying to capitalize on the attack.
It seems the response by Frenchwoman Engie Wild (a pseudonym) has proved the most popular.
Since she published her response on Facebook, it has received over 300,000 reactions, and has been shared over 250,000 times.
The full post is below in English, but Engie appears to have won fans not just for correcting Trump’s alternative facts, and setting the record straight about how the French aren't actually “on edge”, but also by her choice of word to describe Trump’s actions: “Arseholery”.
“I just love the fact a French lady used the word arseholery,” wrote one impressed reader.
“Brilliant, love the word arseholery,” wrote another.
Wild told Buzzfeed news she wrote the post for the benefit of her American friends who are anti-Trump, but was shocked to see it go viral.
Let’s just say she might have struck a chord with a few people around the world.