Comic tweets love poem after snapping Netanyahu in Paris gym
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Comic tweets love poem after snapping Netanyahu in Paris gym

'I'm in Paris with all points south. Am I embarrassing you? I'm in Paris with you,' John Mulaney writes

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chairs a special cabinet meeting marking Jerusalem Day, at the Bible Lands Museum, in Jerusalem, May 13, 2018. (Amir Cohen/Pool Photo via AP)
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chairs a special cabinet meeting marking Jerusalem Day, at the Bible Lands Museum, in Jerusalem, May 13, 2018. (Amir Cohen/Pool Photo via AP)

An American comedian was greeted by an unexpected sight when he walked into the gym of a Paris hotel last week — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lifting weights while his security detail looked on.

John Mulaney, who is best known for his work as a writer on “Saturday Night Live,” then did what anyone would do in this situation — posted a picture on Twitter of the Israeli leader working out, captioned with an excerpt of a love poem.

The poem, by British bard James Fenton, tells the story of a rebound fling in the “city of love” as the protagonist deals with the aftermath of a breakup.

“Don’t talk to me of love. Let’s talk of Paris.
I’m in Paris with the slightest thing you do.
I’m in Paris with your eyes, your mouth,
I’m in Paris with all points south.
Am I embarrassing you?
I’m in Paris with you,” quoted Mulaney

Mulaney did exercise some restraint, refraining from posting the previous verse:

John Mulaney attends the “Big Mouth” and “BoJack Horseman” Animation Panel FYSEE event at Raleigh Studios Hollywood on May 21, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

“Do you mind if we do not go to the Louvre,
If we say sod off to sodding Notre Dame,
If we skip the Champs Elysées
And remain here in this sleazy
Old hotel room
Doing this and that
To what and whom
Learning who you are,
Learning what I am.”

Netanyahu was in Paris last week as part of his trip to France, Germany and the UK, where he discussed the situations with Iran and in Gaza with European leaders.

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