He suffered further damage to his reputation with reports, on Sunday, that his wife, Brigitte, is also fed up with his high-handed manner.
Brigitte has now urged the president’s entourage to speak truth to power, complaining that she is one of a very few people who dares tell him when he is being overbearing, according to Le Parisien newspaper. .
He is “too arrogant, too snappy,” she has reportedly told members of her inner circle. Her remarks appear in an unauthorised biography of Michèle ‘Mimi” Marchand, a public relations advisor to the Macrons.