The man who slapped French President Emmanuel Macron revealed he attacked the leader because of the “decay of our country” — as he was sent to jail for four months at a hearing Wednesday.
A court slapped Damien Tarel, 28, an aficionado of medieval swordsmanship and martial arts, with a sentence of 18 months in the slammer, but 14 of those months were suspended, Reuters reported.
Earlier, Tarel told the court in Valence that he was a right-wing sympathizer and had considered pelting Macron with an egg or a cream tart, according to BFM TV.
“I think that Macron represents very neatly the decay of our country,” Tarel told the court. “If I had challenged Macron to a duel at sunrise, I doubt he would have responded.”
In requesting an 18-month jail term for Tarel, the public prosecutor called his brazen attack “absolutely unacceptable” and “an act of deliberate violence.”
The charged with slapping French president Emmanuel Macron explained why he