Since the coming to power of Emmanuel Macron, Gabriel Attal has known how to reveal himself and impose himself in the political and media world. But in order to achieve this, the government spokesperson had to work harder and enlist the help of a famous TV host.
For almost a year and a half, Gabriel Attal is the one who reports the decisions taken by the executive. Government spokesperson, he is on all fronts during this health crisis, especially on television sets to defend the measures taken by Emmanuel Macron, and to discuss all subjects, even the most delicate. The youngest member of the government, he was chosen in 2018, at only 29, to lead the Universal National Service (SNU), before becoming government spokesperson, in place of Sibeth N’Diaye. In a portrait given to him by Le Point, we learn that in order to acquire ease in his speeches, Gabriel Attal called on a famous TV host.
In the magazine, we discover that the government spokesperson is very stressed, “capable of suddenly losing several pounds due to anxiety, he confesses to having known sleepless nights before his visits to Jean-Jacques Bourdin” as reported by Le Point. Before being appointed to the government, he had never expressed himself in front of a camera, and therefore used the services of Laurent Fontaine, star of TF1 in the 2000s, to prepare for media training sessions. The host had notably presented Only the truth matters in duet with his longtime sidekick, Pascal Bataille.
Gabriel Attal and the “puzzled looks”
“When you are young and have responsibilities, you are seen as ambitious. I wouldn’t be here if I wasn’t, that’s not a bad word. What I want to avoid is the arrogant side. After that, I don’t aim for anything, I don’t have a plan “, told Point Gabriel Attal. He also indicated that he was receiving “puzzled looks “ when he started out in government when he denounced chick crushing and called for cameras to be installed in slaughterhouses. “The President of the Republic listened to me very attentively. Since then, we have made giant strides: these practices are now prohibited “, added the politician, who could see his responsibilities increased in the event of the re-election of Emmanuel Macron next April.
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