People living in Paris Comment on the Election of Joe Biden as President-Elect of USA

…by Jane Rosenstein, VT Paris

In order to know the opinions of the people living in Paris, I interviewed both Parisians and foreigners. The people I interviewed and those from Democrats Abroad in France were glad to share their opinions. Special thanks to Anna Marie Mattson from the Democrats Abroad France Veterans and Military Families Caucus.

The Parisians told me that they did not like Trump and knew little about Biden. They hoped he would bring the USA back into the Paris Climate Agreement talks. I found only one person who liked Trump. Some said that a vote for Biden was a vote against Trump. Others said the USA is far from Paris, and they were not interested. 

One Parisian lady told me  “The whole world is relieved that a sane President will look after the U.S.A.”

I called the office of François Hollande, former President of France, whom I met at one of his book signing events.  His secretary Clarisse told me that he sent a message congratulating Biden and so did President Macron and Anne Hidalgo, the mayor of Paris. She said she hoped that the USA would go back into the Climate Agreement talks.  

Democrats Abroad has a very active organization in Paris. I called and told them I was sad that they could not have a celebration on election night as they did in previous years. I went to the election night parties in 2008, 2012, 2016 organized by Young Democrats. The ambiance was cheerful except when Trump won. This year we are having a lockdown and cannot organize or attend social gatherings in person. All is by internet including Zoom. 

Democrats Abroad kept calling US citizens living abroad to urge them to send in their absentee ballots. Their message is VOTE, VOTE, VOTE  said every vote counts. 

They are elated that Joe Biden won in the state of Georgia by 14,112 votes.  18,000 votes were absentee overseas ballots and these numbers show that overseas ballots likely made a difference in this election. 

Democrats Abroad is part of the Democratic party while Republicans Abroad is not part of the Republican Party. Since 2006 members of Democrats Abroad France have been supporting the wounded warriors and veterans. In 2017 Democrats Abroad France created the Veterans and Military Caucus for military families, veterans, and those Americans interested in military and veteran needs; They are elated to have Joe Biden as President-elect; As the father of a veteran, he knows the military’s value.   

According to Anna Marie Mattson, “Democrats Abroad France honors the members of our Armed Forces; their service deserves our deepest gratitude and respect. Government policy must reflect the interests of those who have served and the families of those who are serving and respect them.

These are the four pillars of the Caucus: GOTV & Outreach to veterans, active duty, and reserve military members and families. Advocacy: Transgender Ban Resolution, Toll-Free Suicide Hotline, Letters to Congress, Remembrance: Participation in Wreath laying Ceremonies at American Military Cemeteries Compassion: Wounded Warriors at Landstuhl Military Hospital in Germany. 

Specifically, President Biden will fight to provide veterans with better healthcare that meets their needs; he will fast track policies to eliminate veteran homelessness and bring down suicide rates, fight to improve education and job opportunities, and has bold plans to overhaul VA management and accountability.”

Author Details
Jane Rosenstein is a U.S. citizen living in Paris, France. She is a professional translator/interpreter. She is the owner of The International Connection which does international marketing consultation including sales of wine, interpretation, and translation. She enjoys the cultural life that living in Paris offers and has talents in organizing events. She speaks English, French, and Spanish. She has a B.S. degree in mathematics from University of Pittsburgh and an M.B.A. degree from Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA.
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3 COMMENTS

  1. Not for Kamala….But they are both admitted Zionists and a product of the DNC machine so look for more wars, more tax dollars to Israel. It will be business as usual, till the people say enough of the one party corporate millionaire zionist controlled dictatorship.

  2. The Eiffel Tower hmmm. Built to celebrate the centenary of the French Revolution.
    Overlooking Place de la Concorde where the Luxor Obelisk is situated
    Eiffel also helped to create the inner framework of the Statue of Liberty. The Statue was erected at Eiffel’s ironworks in Paris before it was disassembled and shipped to the United States.
    The three major figures involved with the Statue, Frederic Bartholdi the designer of the Statue, Gustave Eiffel and Richard Hunt who designed the pedestal, were all Freemasons very familiar with occult and Illuminati symbolism and philosophies.
    Adam Weishaupt- “By this plan we, shall direct all mankind. In this manner, and by the simplest means, we shall set all in motion and in flames.  The occupations must be so allotted and contrived, that we may, in secret, influence all political transactions. I have considered every thing, and so prepared it, that if the Order should this day go to ruin, I shall in a year re-establish it more brilliant than ever.”
    “The Order will, for its own sake, and therefore certainly, place every man in that situation in which he can be most effective. The pupils are convinced that the Order will rule the world. Every member therefore becomes a ruler.”
    Concord means covenant.
    And it was The Battle of Concord, in Massachusetts, that marked the start of the American Revolution.

    • The French are US allies, and a welcome one. They have no Monarch, and came to our aid for welcome reason.
      It is counterintuitive for many, but one of my favorite people, and the one I would most like to have lunch with on this earth, is Christine Lagarde. A treasure for humanity.