Every night since taking the reins of the show C to you after the departure of Anne-Sophie Lapix in September 2017, Anne-Elisabeth Lemoine comments on the news with her columnists and guests. When the coronavirus crisis began in early 2020, the 50-year-old journalist made it her duty to inform the French by inviting doctors like Michel Cymes or Karine Lacombe, as well as politicians. On Wednesday January 13, 2021, the host invited Bruno Le Maire, the Minister of the Economy, Finance and Recovery, and the chef Philippe Etchebest, who multiplies the rants about the management of the health crisis on the platforms TV.
During the show, Anne-Elisabeth Lemoine asked them about a hot topic in the news: the curfew which will be advanced to 6 p.m. in 25 departments. Jean Castex will announce Thursday, January 14, 2021 whether it will be generalized or not, but the host was eager to learn more: "In my opinion, that’s what’s going to fall on us! If there is a general curfew at 6 p.m., there is no more take out possible. So you fear tomorrow's decisions and announcements? ", she asked Philippe Etchebest before adding: "If you could get the scoop that would work out for us…". "Wait a few moments … well a few hours …", launched Bruno Le Maire, visibly embarrassed and remaining evasive … without denying it.
"I'm going to make the announcement that I don't want to make …"
But the leader never admits defeat. "A quick question: for the curfew at 6 p.m., why don't we differentiate between the regions which are less affected than the others?", he told the government member at the very end of the show. Anne-Elisabeth Lemoine cuts it: "It is today. But it will not be tomorrow …" Taken aback by the chef's question, Bruno Le Maire stammers: "If I answer your question, I will make the announcement that I do not want to make. That does not come back to me, it goes to the Prime Minister …" Something to delight Anne-Elisabeth Lemoine, who was sure to hold important information: "We understood a bit between the lines there, didn't we? Thanks to you, Philippe Etchebest. "
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