Do you remember back in 2015 when there was a terrorist attack in Paris? Then-US Presidential candidate Donald Trump made some incendiary and insensitive and controversial comments about it on the campaign trail, and now, as actual President, he’s back before the top brass of the NRA in Dallas making incendiary comments about it again. On a roll with his comments about how London could prevent its knife crime rates if everyone in the UK had guns, he suggested that the strict gun laws in France are to blame for the 2015 attack.

Former French President calls Trump’s comments ‘shameless’

Suffice it to say, it seems like everyone in France is unhappy about Trump’s comments. Francois Hollande, who was the President of France at the time of the 2015 attack on Paris, has tweeted to say that the US President’s comments were “shameful remarks and obscene histrionics,” which will affect his relationship with the country of France. He worries that, thanks to rhetoric like this, the United States’ relationship with France will now be “tainted by disrespect and excessiveness.”

The French foreign ministry issued a statement about what Trump said about their country and its laws and took the chance to express their “firm disapproval” of his thoughts and opinions (and the fact that he chose to share them). Then they called for people to feel “the respect of the memory of the victims” at this time.