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Former French first lady Carla Bruni says Brigitte Macron ‘will manage’

May 19, 2017

Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, who is married to former French president Nicolas Sarkozy, told Billboard magazine that she’s confident that Brigitte Macron, wife of the new president will be able to handle her new position. She added that she hadn’t met the Macrons, though they “seem to be nice people,” and said she wouldn’t give any advice to her because it would look pretentious. “She looks intelligent and clever. I’m sure she will manage,” she told the magazine. Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, a former model and singer who was a darling of the French and international media as France’s first lady, is releasing her fifth album later this year. Since her husband left his office 5 years ago, she said she’s been holding back from “making political comments.” When prodded by the magazine about French and American politics, all she had to say was that she wished America and its president “good luck,” and she had the same message for President Macron, “because it’s a hard job.”  She also mentioned that she didn’t miss her own time in politics: “It doesn’t leave you a quiet, serene life.”

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