PUBLISHED: 10:41, Sat, Jan 2, 2021 | UPDATED: 10:52, Sat, Jan 2, 2021
Jean-Michel Macron's relationship with his son is understood to have become strained in recent years with the 70-year-old apparently dismayed by the French President's portrayal of his maternal grandma Germaine Noguès as the central figure in his childhood.
Emmanuel is capable of drawing from everyone who might be of service to him
He said he was annoyed by the “hold” his mother-in-law has on his son and often urged the “woman of character” to “let Emmanuel breathe”.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Mr Macron Snr, a doctor from the northern French town of Amiens, told Le Monde his son was "a self-serving politician not excessively endowed with sincerity or generosity".
He said he detested the "narcissism" of the current era and added: "Emmanuel is a great actor, a seducer. That is useful in politics.
"Emmanuel is capable of drawing from everyone who might be of service to him."
Emmanuel Macron has been criticised by his own father (Image: GETTY)
He said he was appalled by his son's habit of allowing glossy magazines to photograph him and to report on his private life, but added: "That's Emmanuel's problem."
He revealed there were tensions over his son's initial relationship with his wife Brigitte, who is 24 years older than the 43-year-old president.
He said it "seemed premature to me, given his age" and hoped