Macron attacker jailed: Man who slapped French President sentenced to 18 months in prison

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BFM TV reported the court gave Damien T, 28, a sentence of 18 months in jail. However, 14 of those months were suspended.

Earlier, he told the court in Valence in southern France, that he was a right-wing sympathiser who acted because the president stood for all he thought was wrong with France.

T attacked Macron when the French president was shaking hands with members of the public during a walkabout in France’s Drome region.

T said that several days ahead of Macron’s visit to the region, he had thought about throwing an egg or a cream tart at the president.

But he added the slap was not premeditated.

BFM TV reported T told the court: “I think that Macron represents very neatly the decay of our country.

“If I had challenged Macron to a duel at sunrise, I doubt he would have responded.”

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