Trump derided key US allies after returning to the United States from Paris, where he joined Macron, Merkel and other world leaders for a ceremony marking the centennial of the armistice that ended World War I.
US President Donald Trump today suggested France would have been vanquished in both world wars if not for the US.
"He was just trying to get onto another subject", he said.
Mr Griveaux said 13 November was a date for France to mark the tragic incidents of three years ago in Paris and Saint-Denis, when co-ordinated suicide bombings and mass shootings killed 130 people and wounded hundreds more.
"Nationalism is a betrayal of patriotism", Mr Macron said, in what was seen as a thinly veiled swipe at the United States president.
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In a separate tweet, Mr Trump admitted that "France makes excellent wine", but said that "France makes it very hard for the United States to sell its wines in France". It's not fair, it must change, ' he noted.
Trump was one of many world leaders commemorating the 100 anniversary of the end of the First World War.
Trump has repeatedly returned to the subject of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation burden, which he says results in the USA paying a lot of money to protect European countries.
Mr Trump was widely criticised for failing to visit the Aisne-Marne American cemetery before Armistice Day.
Asked about Trump's tweets, the French president said: "I think he's playing politics, and I let him play politics".
"The United States is our historic ally, it will continue to be", Mr Macron said.
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Trump followed his bashing of Macron with an all-caps "make France great again" tweet.
"By the way, when the helicopter couldn't fly to the first cemetery in France because of nearly zero visibility, I suggested driving", he wrote.
Addressing European MEPs on her vision for the future of Europe, Merkel also called for a European Security Council that would centralize defense and security policy on the continent.
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Considering that nationalism and patriotism are synonyms in the English language, Macron's comments were an obvious jab at the American president who recently called himself a nationalist. "Little reported-Fake News!" he added.
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