The 28-year-old man who slapped French President Emmanuel Macron in the face was sentenced to four months in prison by a French court on Thursday.
According to the Associated Press, Damien Tarel was arrested after slapping Macron in the face Tuesday while the French leader was visiting a small town in southeastern France.
Video of the incident showed a man slapping Macron in the face.
On Thursday, Tarel testified that his actions were impulsive and unplanned, and he was angered at France’s “decline.”
Tarel was convicted for violence against a person invested with public authority and was sentenced to four months in prison.
The court also sentenced him to an additional 14-month suspended sentence, the AP reported.
The court also banned him from ever holding public office and cannot own weapons for five years.