French President Sarkozy called his press secretary ''imbecile'' during the ''60 minutes'' talk show at CBS television. Le Monde notes that the talk-show moderator, Lesley Stahl managed to piss him off by asking him about his marriage with Cecilia.

The President walked out of the show when the journalist insisted on the issue.

Unlike her husband, Cecilia had already agreed to talk about her marriage with the press. She told journalists that the two could not find a common ground anymore.

The divorce of the Presidential couple was announced two weeks ago.