French President Emmanuel Macron spoke in Le Journal du Dimanche to express his dissatisfaction with the slowness of vaccination in France. “It’s too slow. The president is not happy,” confided a source close to the Elysee.
Following this, critics have mainly turned to Olivier Véran, the Minister of Health. Very quickly, the rumors of a dismissal rocketed.
But Emmanuel Macron supported his Minister of Health rather than pushing it down. In an SMS revealed by the newspaper Le Point, the President of the Republic gave his support to Olivier Véran by tackling the detractors of the Minister of Health: “Hold on, we will have these assholes”, can we indeed read.
Emmanuel Macron would not blame his Minister of Health but his administration, towards which he had angered during a meeting which dates from several days ago.