Now that Emmanuel Macron has flown home, Donald Trump may have found another unlikely friendship in the form of rapper Kanye West.
The US President and his French counterpart had hailed their “beautiful friendship” during this week’s state visit, which they said had been “forged in revolution” and “changed the shape of history”.
Mr Trump – who met West when he was President-elect in December 2016 – was keen to share the praise with his own followers, telling the star the comments were “very cool”.
Following his exchange with Mr Trump, West went on to address a range of topics; from the amount of money he makes from shoes compared with basketball legend Michael Jordan, to his ping pong skills.
“I’m nice at ping pong,” he claimed.
He also fuelled speculation that he had split with his manager Scooter Braun, tweeting, “I can’t be managed”.
West’s wife – Kim Kardashian West, with whom he has three children – later defended her husband on Twitter, who was criticised by fans for praising Mr Trump.