"Ever since General Lafayette joined the American fight for independence, our fates and fortunes have been tied unequivocally together", Trump said in the attached video. "Politics isn't the nicest business in the world, but it's very standard".
"Something could happen with respect to the Paris accord, let's see what happens", Macron said.
The Insiders programme previously drew global attention for criticism of Trump after a video of ABC Political Editor Chris Uhlmann analysing the president's apparent isolation at the G20 Summit in Hamburg went viral.
The White House, meanwhile, remains non-committal about the USA rejoining the climate deal. Trump assailed Democrats for their pursuit of evidence he colluded with Russian Federation to influence the election and said, "the Democrats have played their card too hard on the Russian Federation thing, because people aren't believing it".
So when is it appropriate to say, "You're in such good shape..."
In an early morning tweet, Trump used some of his toughest language against a favored target, the press, saying: "With all of its phony unnamed sources & highly slanted & even fraudulent reporting, #Fake News is DISTORTING DEMOCRACY in our country!" Trump and Macron have sharply differing views on a range of issues, most notably the Paris accord, the climate change pact that Trump renounced six weeks ago. The president sounded open to making some sort of change or perhaps new deal, but did not offer a specific commitment.
De Villiers still has Macron's "full trust", the president told JDD, provided the top general "knows the chain of command and how it works".