Macron’s ex-No. 2 spent public funds on gold hairdryer: studies


French President Emmanuel Macron is taking warmth over a hairdryer of gold.

Macron, who presided over France’s Bastille Day parade Saturday in Paris, is going through fallout from the lavish spending of his setting minister, Francois de Rugy, 45, in keeping with a report.

The Sunday Instances of London reported that de Rugy, formally the second most senior member of the federal government, and his spouse, Severine Servat, a gossip journalist dubbed Woman Gala, spent $563 of public cash on a Dyson hairdryer coated with gold leaf.

On prime of that, the couple blew large bucks on lavish events, together with big lobsters and $500 bottles of wine, a weekend residence and $866 for an train bike, in keeping with studies.

De Rugy has denied all wrongdoing, claiming he was the sufferer of a “grotesque” smear marketing campaign, and did a TV interview during which he declared himself “livid with all these lies.”

Macron hasn’t weighed in but however is alleged to be standing by his minister.

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