Friday, 26 April 2013
Former French President and pop singer wife Carla Bruni gave America’s first couple more than $40,000 worth of gifts in a single year, it emerged today.
Presents included a designer Hermes golf bag and Baccarat crystal statuettes of players, according to newly released records.
The incredible generosity will not only further the Sarkozy’s Bling-Bling reputation, but confirm that he presided over one of the most spendthrift presidencies in French history.
Mr Sarkozy has been accused of accepting millions of dollars worth of illegal cash from Liliane Bettencourt, the L’Oreal heiress and France’s richest woman, and deposed Libyan dictator Colonel Gaddafi.
Now a list of presents given to US President Barak Obama released by the US State Department confirms that Mr Sarkozy was never afraid to spend taxpayers’ cash too.