French First Lady counts to 10 before Tweeting

Rappler.com


Valerie Trierweiler, the French First Lady, said she will count to 10 before tweeting. Earlier on Saturday, July 14, French President Francois Hollande said, “Private affairs are resolved in private. And I have told this to those close to me so they can scrupulously accept this principle.” There has been speculation of intense rivalry between Trierweiler, who has acquired the nickname “Tweetveiler,” and Segolene Royal, Hollande’s ex-partner and mother of their 4 children. Trierweiler tweeted “good luck” to Royal’s opponent in the June legislative election, Olivier Falorni. He won over Royal with 63% of the vote. The Trierweiler tweet attracted media coverage with the French press calling it an embarrassment to Hollande, shortly after his own victory in the presidential race.


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An earlier story on Hollande’s reaction to Trierweiler’s tweet is available on Rappler.