Hoppenot said he was proud of the way the French people rallied in wake of the Bataclan tragedy and said he has no doubts they will again. He just wishes they didn’t have to.
“French people rebound well,” he said. “We’re very prideful people. We come together when something like this happens. If you want to come at us, we’re going to do what we can to come back at you and make sure this doesn’t happen to innocent people.
“That’s what’s so sad, and especially on Bastille Day, which is supposed to a day of celebration and a national holiday,” he continued. “It’s just a really sad moment. I try not to think too much about it and just focus on today and hopefully make the world a little bit better.”