The former President of the Republic, Nicolas Sarkozy, is visiting Chalon-sur-Saône (Saône-et-Loire) this Monday, September 14. A visit to his “friend” Gilles Platret. During his signing session, Nicolas Sarkozy refused to comment on the controversy following his comments on the set of “Quotidien”.
This visit of Nicolas Sarkozy to Chalon-sur-Saône comes a few days after the official designation of Gilles Platret, his “friend”, mayor of the city, as head ofThe Republicans list for the regional elections in Bourgogne Franche-Comté scheduled in 6 months.
Nicolas Sarkozy speaks of an “unworthy” controversy
No meeting planned on the agenda but a meeting in a bookstore. The former head of state met his fans there for a signing session for his latest book “Le temps des tempêtes” released this summer. On this occasion, he was questioned by journalists on the controversy triggered by his appearance on the show “Quotidien” a few days ago, by drawing a parallel between the word “monkey“and the reissue of Agatha Christie’s book”Ten little niggers“.
“Monkeys” or “negroes”: Nicolas Sarkozy refuses to comment on the controversy he describes as “unworthy”
Nicolas Sarkozy qualifies this controversy as “unworthy“and refuses to comment on it, so as not to him”give credit“. “There is never credit for unworthiness. Our common role is to raise the debate“concluded the former President of the Republic. On the spot, he also picked up a journalist who called him”Mr. Sarkozy“before asking him his question.
A visit to the hospital
The first stage of the visit of the former head of state to Burgundy this Monday, September 14, was a trip to the William Morey hospital in Chalon-sur-Saône. And more precisely within the pediatric service. Nicolas Sarkozy is the sponsor of the “Cure childhood cancer in the 21st century” campaign. It was launched by the Gustave Roussy institute in Villejuif and Frédéric Lemos, Noah’s dad, who died of a pediatric cander at the age of 7, and aims to raise funds for research.
Nicolas Sarkozy’s last official visit to Bourgogne Franche-Comté dates back to June 2019 in Belfort. He had come for the inauguration of a rue Simone Veil, in a city marked by the difficulties of Alstom during his stay at the Elysée.
The report by Valentin Chatelier and Léo-Pol Platet:
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