Trump admires Mrs Macron's 'good shape'

US President Donald Trump has been slammed on social media after being recorded telling France's first lady, Brigitte Macron, she is in "such good shape".

US President Donald Trump greets French first lady Brigitte Macron

Donald Trump was recorded telling French first lady Brigitte Macron she's in "such good shape". (AAP)

US President Donald Trump has praised French first lady Brigitte Macron for being in "such good shape" during his state visit to France, according to a video on the French government's Facebook page.

Trump, 71, who has come under fire for his comments about women's appearances, and his wife, Melania, 47, met French President Emmanuel Macron and Brigitte, 64, on Thursday at Hotel des Invalides, where Napoleon Bonaparte and other French war heroes are buried.

After a tour, Trump turned to the French first lady, gestured toward her and said: "You're in such good shape."

After repeating the comment to the president, Trump turned back to Brigitte Macron and said: "Beautiful".

Her response was unclear.

Social media immediately reacted to the video with many users denouncing Trump's comments as sexist.

The White House declined to comment on the exchange.

The couples dined together at a restaurant in the Eiffel Tower on Thursday night.

Brigitte Macron was once the 39-year-old French president's high school teacher.

Trump has been denounced for comments deemed sexist, including criticising the looks of former presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Carly Fiorina, comedian Rosie O'Donnell, media figure Ariana Huffington and models Kim Kardashian and Heidi Klum.

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Published 14 July 2017 at 2:22pm
Source: AAP