French president’s blunder not quite in league of Tony Blair’s, who mistaken told Lionel Jospin ‘I want you’

Was it a verbal faux pas, or a jeu de mots gone wrong? We will probably never know, but Emmanuel Macron’s choice of English words in certainly set Australian tongues wagging.

“I want to thank you for your welcome,” the French president said to the country’s prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, at the end of a joint press conference in Sydney on Wednesday. “Thank you and your delicious wife for your warm welcome.”

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