Emmanuel Macron’s Jupiterian moment is certainly over. The French president is having a tough time at the moment, what with his almost certain defeat in the second round of the snap French elections to Marine Le Pen’s Rassemblement National. He is certainly no Caesar.

The Italian daily communist paper Il Manifesto has gone all out in its attack of the French president. The paper’s headline reads “Veni, Vidi, Vichy,” mixing the famous Julius Caesar phrase meaning “I came, I saw, I conquered,” with a reference to the French Vichy collaborationist government during the Second World War that failed to oppose the Nazi occupation. In the piece, they call Macron a “fascist appeaser”. Wow, tough crowd.