The son of the previous French President, Nicolas Sarkozy, has caused a stir on social media by saying he is “proud to be an American patriot and not French.”
Louis Sarkozy, 18, is currently studying to become an officer at a US military school. He has been tweeting about the three American servicemen who overpowered and apprehended an Islamist terrorist on a French train over the weekend. Sarkozy Jnr. appears to angered by the use of quotation marks around the word “hero” in French media reports of the events.
In response to a user who called CapuPatriote, he tweeted on Saturday, “I am proud to be an American patriot and not French.” The tweet has now been deleted, but one reading, “I’m proud to be patriotic American and French,” remains on his feed.
— Louis Sarkozy (@Sarko_Junior) August 20, 2015
Other Twitter users have branded him a “traitor” and have said he is like his father, who they are accusing of being anti-French and pro-American. “When Sarko_Junior says is proud to be an American patriot, and not French. Like father Like Son,” replied CapuPatriote. Louis describes himself as an “Absolute Gun Lover” in his twitter bio, and has posted a picture on facebook of a lecture slide reading, “Your job is to kill people… and to get Marines to kill people,” captioned, “Hell Yeah.”
Louis is well known for being an avid user of social media, where he portrays himself as tough guy and playboy. He once mocked his own father on Twitter in an attempt to get a new television for his bedroom. The president responded, saying he would agree if his son gave up his “computer addiction.”
A photo posted by Louis Sarkozy (@sarko_junior) on