Listen: Notre Dame Cathedral, Commander General John Claude Galet And Bell Falls discussed on The Lead with Jake Tapper
"To watch this tragedy this catastrophe, not just for Paris for the world unfold. Clearly, the meaning for the Catholics as they entered holy week because they prepared freest or Sunday, which would have been celebrated here in Notre Dame behind me as it is every year with a beautiful ceremony that will now not be taken place. The question is how long it's gonna take them to bring this fire on a control. And once they do manage to get inside house of Santeuil and irretrievable the damage will have been the other question, of course, how this could have begun as suddenly and violently as it did tonight. Melissa bell on the scene. Thank you so much stay there. We're gonna come back to you. And I just wanna bring in this note, we're told by the Paris fire brigade commander General John Claude Galet that the next hour and a half will be crucial to efforts to save. What remains of the Notre Dame cathedral? Mister Galet said there's a risk that the great bell falls. If the bell falls. It's the tower that collapses there firefighters inside and outside the next hour and a half will be crucial. He said joining me now on the phone is the French ambassador to the United States this euros Yod arro- good to talk to you again. I'm sorry. It's under these conditions, Mr. ambassador, when did you learn that Notre Dame was on fire? Tell us your reaction. Well, you know, I I don't see that. They could be thought show. I'm still Willie. Some believable, you know for me. It's an for us for for the French to the symbol of ferry soon. Oh, I can't think of this guideline of theories we ought to spy on Dom, you know, just just gone up seats. It's one thousand years of my stereo fourth. It's somewhere national identity, which is boning. You know, it's it's it's it's so full. You know, I'm sorry to be so much on that it it, you know, now not worth, you know, to to to to say, you know, known into apologize. In fact, a Mr. mock crawl said like all our countrymen, I'm sad tonight to see this part of us burn the idea that Notre Dame cathedral is actually not just a building is part of all France, including the French people. You know, it really when I was bashing by not Don, you know, really? I was looking up Dom without having"