Paris mayor fires back at Trump for insulting her city

The Eiffel Tower in Paris is lit with colors for the launch of the international campaign of Paris as candidate for the 2024 Olympic summer games, Feb. 3, 2017.(AP)
The Eiffel Tower in Paris is lit with colors for the launch of the international campaign of Paris as candidate for the 2024 Olympic summer games, Feb. 3, 2017.(AP)

PARIS (AP) - Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo has pushed back at U.S. President Donald Trump for insulting the City of Light in a speech.

Trump evoked his friend Jim, "a very, very substantial guy," in an address Friday at the Conservative political Action Conference. Jim used to be a regular visitor to Paris, Trump said, but hasn't made the trip in four or five years because "Paris is no longer Paris."

Hidalgo tweeted a photo of herself alongside Mickey Mouse and Minnie and said: "To Donald and his friend Jim, from the Eiffel Tower, we're celebrating the attractiveness of Paris with Mickey and Minnie."

In another tweet, with the hashtag #Donald&Jim, Hidalgo said American tourist reservations are up 30 percent in 2017 so far compared to last year.

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