Saad Hariri, our current prime minster was at the airport to greet him - Future Television (now defunkt) made a sensation and interviewed him right there at the airport - only for the PM to utter the blunder of all blunders! "Jacques (Chirac) est un ennemi" (Jacques (Chirac) is an ennemi) he said instead of "ami" (friend). Obviously his French language was not too developed because he said it with his trademark smile.
The video was immediately burried after some broadcasts (seems French language was not the forte of the station).
As Jacques Chirac (with whom I was not on first name basis like our prime minister) dies today I cannot but recall this annecdote.