From any pronouncement, one must discount emotions, purple prose, and metaphors. Language is complex. In non-mathematical languages, things often (if not always) don't literally mean what they say. This is even truer for politician-speak. As Notre-Dame-de-Paris was burning, French president Emmanuel Macron tweeted: Like all of our compatriots, I am sad this evening to see this part of us burning. His original tweet was of course in French, but he repeated it in English. The English version is as close...