White House says Trump motorcade to WWI cemetery would have disrupted traffic

The American flag flies at the Aisne Marne American Cemetery dedicated to the U.S. soldiers killed in the Belleau Wood battle during World War One at Belleau France

The American flag flies at the Aisne Marne American Cemetery dedicated to the U.S. soldiers killed in the Belleau Wood battle during World War One at Belleau France

The cemetery was located just a two-hour drive east of Paris. She also noted that the trip to Aisne-Marne was 2.5 hours by auto.

Their dying sacrifice inspired France to rename it "The Woods of the Marine Brigade".

Attending the cemetery event in Trump's place were the White House chief of staff, retired Marine Gen. John Kelly; the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Marine Gen. Joe Dunford; and several members of the White House staff.

On Sunday, Trump shrugged off the continuing wet weather to remember those who braved "rain, hail, snow, mud, poisonous gas, bullets and mortar" fire in pursuit of a "great, great" Allied victory.

The Secret Service determines when it's safe to fly Marine One, the president's helicopter.

But it seemed the weather was so adverse they couldn't make the journey. The protester appeared to have written "fake peacemaker on her body", a play on his characterization of many media outlets as "fake news".

President Trump does seem to have an aversion to rain.

They tweeted: 'Donald Trump complained about having to stand in the rain, to speak about the massacre in Pittsburgh, because it messed his hair up (more).

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By this we can only assume that he means "logistically" he cannot leave his hotel room if it is raining because he does not want to.

He said: 'Trump has never visited U.S. service members fighting in Afghanistan.

'And now he won't honor the fallen at a World War I cemetery because of a little rain. He is a weak, selfish, pathetic old man'.

President Donald Trump is being slammed for not visiting the gravesite of World War I veterans because of weather conditions.

Winston Churchill's grandson, Nicholas Soames, was not impressed.

The MP tweeted that Mr Trump was not fit to represent the USA and said that he was "pathetic [and] inadequate" for not defying the weather "to pay his respects to the fallen".

Belleau Wood is where American troops stopped a German push for Paris shortly after entering the war in 1917.

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