Macron Hosts Trump, Putin, Merkel On 11th Hour, 11th Day, 11th Month

Donald Trump Decides Not to Go to Historic U.S. Cemetery in France — Because It's Raining

Donald Trump Decides Not to Go to Historic U.S. Cemetery in France — Because It's Raining

He'll deliver it at the Suresnes American Cemetery outside Paris, which was set aside for fallen United States soldiers.

They heard high-school students recalling the joy felt by soldiers and civilians alike when the fighting finally stopped at 11:00am on November 11, 1918.

After each signed the book, they held hands a second time. Peace, however, was short-lived and two decades later Nazi Germany invaded its neighbours.

France was the epicentre of the conflict.

President Macron has previously warned that Europeans can no longer rely on the United States to defend them, and returned to the theme on Tuesday during a visit to the former Western Front in Verdun. But the fragility of her governing coalition and her own weakened leadership, as well as misgivings over aspects of Macron's vision for renewal, have meant she has not moved as quickly as Macron would have liked.

"Rain was a regular feature on the Western Front". During the tour, he warned of the dangers of the resurgence of nationalism in Europe, saying it posed a threat to the continent - a theme he touched on again in his speech.

The "main victim" of the withdrawal, Macron argued, is "Europe and its security". "It is playing on fears, everywhere".

President Macron greeted President Trump with a handshake and pats on the arm as the American president arrived at the Elysee Palace in a cool drizzle.

'That's why I do believe that we need more European capacities, more European defense, in order to take this part of the burden'.

Defending his call during the week for a European army, he said: "It is unfair to have European security being assured by the USA".

After an hour of talks with Mr Macron and lunch with their wives Melania and Brigitte, Mr Trump had been due to visit one of two American cemeteries on his schedule.

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"We want a strong Europe", said Trump.

The president, joined by his wife Melania and high-ranking USA officials, arrived late on Friday aboard Air Force One for a visit that he called "very special" and one that he "looked forward to". "President Macron of France has just suggested that Europe build its own military in order to protect itself from the US, China and Russian Federation", the US president tweeted, referring to remarks made by Macron in an interview three days earlier.

"Very insulting, but perhaps Europe should first pay its fair share of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, which the U.S. subsidises greatly!".

The decision prompted a rash of criticism on Twitter, with Nicholas Soames, a British member of parliament who is a grandson of former Prime Minister Winston Churchill, saying that Trump was dishonoring US servicemen.

At a dinner on Saturday night with the visiting presidents and prime ministers, Macron said: "Some of us were on opposite sides at the time [of the war], and we are reunited tonight".

President Macron of France has just suggested that Europe build its own military in order to protect itself from the U.S., China and Russian Federation.

Few European leaders have been as openly critical of Trump as Macron has in the last several, particularly after he attempted to curry favour with Trump before the latter opted to unilaterally withdraw from the Paris climate agreement and the Iran nuclear deal, both of which were adopted and signed by Trump's predecessor and frequent source of angry obsession by the current United States chief executive, Barack Obama.

Trump had been scheduled to visit a different American cemetery outside of Paris on Saturday, but rain grounded the helicopter Trump had planned to take, so he canceled the trip.

The President's chief of staff, John Kelly, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joe Dunford traveled to the cemetery to lay a wreath instead.

The area was the site of the Battle of Belleau Wood in June of 1918.

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