Jack Lang, former French minister of culture and education, said that U.S. President Donald Trump was the unpredictable protagonist of a tragic play, dangerous to his allies and to world peace. "Perhaps his insanity will subside with time," he said. Speaking on the London-based Al-Ghad Al-Arabi TV channel on July 13, Lang, who serves as President of Institut du Monde Arabe, said that former U.S. President G.W. Bush should be placed on trial for crimes against humanity.
Interviewer: "You said in the past that President George Bush should face an international court. Do you still think that?"
Jack Lang: "I am no fan of international courts, but if an international court is formed at some point, it should place Bush on trial."
Interviewer: "But you are a lawyer. Are you aware of any means of placing former President Bush on trial?"
Lang: "Things are not that simple, because the Americans did not ratify the statute that established the ICC. But regardless of that, I believe that George Bush is a criminal, who perpetrated crimes against peace and against humanity. He lied to the whole world and launched a blood-soaked war, for which we are still paying the price, in terms of ISIS, violence, and anarchy."
Interviewer: "It seems that your view of the leaders across the Atlantic Ocean is not always positive. You have described that incumbent President Trump as a tragicomic character."
Lang: "It is difficult to formulate a clear idea about a person of such characteristics. It seems to me that we are facing a tragic play, and the actions of its protagonist are unpredictable. He is dangerous to his allies and to world peace, but he has become the reality we are facing. He was legally elected to be President of the United States, and perhaps his insanity will subside with time."