Donald Trump has tense World War I anniversary weekend in France

Trump cancels WW1 memorial at cemetery in France due to rain

Trump cancels WW1 memorial at cemetery in France due to rain

Chief of Staff John F. Kelly and Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, attended the wreath-laying ceremony in place of the president.

Other world leaders also gathering in Paris braved the drops to pay respect at respective military cemeteries in the region.

US President Donald Trump's umbrella is turned inside out by a gust of wind while stepping off Air Force One during his arrival at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Saturday, April 28, 2018. He also looks fantastic not in the rain, but I digress.

US-based attorney, Michael Avenatti slammed the U.S. president and called him "an embarrassment to the nation" A Twitter user tweeted an image of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron attending the ceremony and also tagged an old image of Trump where he can be seen playing golf in rain.

They included a memorial next to the Arc de Triomphe, where Mr Trump was photographed grinning enthusiastically as Russian president Vladimir Putin greeted him with a thumbs up and firm handshake. "Nationalism is a betrayal of patriotism".

Mr Macron said: 'Patriotism is the exact opposite of nationalism.

Not among them: Trump, a day after he riled up his critics by canceling a visit to the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery in France, the final resting place of almost 2,000 USA soldiers killed in the World War I battle of Belleau Wood.

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Trump sat mostly stone-faced with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and others as Macron spoke.

Trump drew wide criticism for skipping the ceremony at the site of one of the greatest battles ever fought by Marines.

US President Donald Trump cancelled a planned visit to a cemetery for Americans killed in World War I, with the White House citing bad weather that grounded his helicopter.

The White House declined to say how Trump spent those hours that opened up in his schedule, but the president tweeted that evening he'd had "some very productive meetings and calls for our country today".

Trump arrived late, and alone, as other world leaders marched shoulder to shoulder down the Champs-Élysées.

She was one of many protesters who criticized Trump's attendance of an event about peace.

People were quick to criticize the president, and many took to Twitter to share photos of Barack Obama in the rain. He said: "We are being shaken by hacking attempts in our cyberspace".

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