Donald Trump Mocked by French World Cup Winner After President Tweets to 'Make France Great Again'

French soccer star and World Cup winner Benjamin Mendy has thrown his support between President Emmanuel Macron in his spat with President Donald Trump.

Mendy, who showed a particular fondness for the French president when the national team won the World Cup in July, mocked Trump's Twitter tirade against France on Tuesday, French newspaper Le Figaro reported. Trump had lashed out at France and Macron over the French leader's call for a united European army to defend against external threats, including from the United States. In the final tweet of a series, Trump concluded with: "MAKE FRANCE GREAT AGAIN!"

Poking fun at the message, Mendy retweeted the president with the message: "Do not worry bro," including two stars, apparently representing France's two World Cup wins. The U.S has never won in the international competition and did not even qualify for the 2018 tournament.

Jmoccupe de lui @EmmanuelMacron tkt

— Benjamin Mendy (@benmendy23) November 14, 2018

On Wednesday, Mendy again stuck up for Macron in the spat, replying to his retweet. He wrote: "I'll take care of him," in French and tagged Macron's official Twitter account. He added the French abbreviation "tkt," which translates to "don't worry about it."

Macron said last week: "We have to protect ourselves with respect to China, Russia and even the United States of America." He made the remarks as he called for the creation of a "true, European army." Trump responded on Friday by saying the comments were "very insulting."

Then on Tuesday, the president sent out a string of tweets mocking France for needing U.S. support to defeat Germany in the World Wars, taking a jab at French wine and also appearing to back far-right French nationalists. He ended the string of tweets with the words "MAKE FRANCE GREAT AGAIN," which Mendy then retweeted with his own comments.

On dab paaaas noooouuuus @EmmanuelMacron ❤️🇫🇷😂 @paulpogba @equipedefrance pic.twitter.com/PRtsGKABOS

— Benjamin Mendy (@benmendy23) July 15, 2018

The soccer player previously shared a video with the French president back in July, just following his team's World Cup victory against Croatia. Standing with his arm around Macron in the locker room after the game, a shirtless Mendy can be seen encouraging the president to dab with him. Smiling, the 40-year-old French leader does the trendy gesture in unison with the athlete.

When asked by Reuters about Trump's twitter attack, the French president's office said it had no comment on Tuesday. However, a spokesperson told the international news agency that Macron had made his views on the creation of a unified European military and the continent's defense against security threats very clear in discussions with Trump.