President Trump joined French President Emmanuel Macron to discuss the importance of “a strong Europe” and growing terrorism issues around the world. USA TODAY
U.S. President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris on Saturday.
PARIS – While questions at home, President Donald Trump sits down on Saturday with the French equivalent Emmanuel Macron to discuss differences that revolve around Trump’s more nationalist approach to global problems.
Macron, who has proposed to create a “European Army” because of what he sees as appealing US support, told Trump that his idea brings back America’s call to
“We need more European capacity, more European defense “said Macron, both in French and English.
After Trump arrived at Elysee Palace on a gray and rainy morning, he and Macron shook his hand (short), logging and giving photographers thumbs up in the morning after their very public collision on US defense commitments in Europe.
Things looked more excited before the actual meeting. Trump sat ugly-faced like Macron’s log and stamped against the president in the United States.
While Trump traveled to Paris for World War II celebrate this weekend, his nationalist critique of long-standing global alliances – many of whom were built from the ashes of WWII in the last century – have swung over the process.
The French President Emmanuel Macron and President Donald Trump meet at the Elysee Palace before the International Ceremony of the World Army Army on November 11, 1918. Trump together with other Heads of State and Government will attend the memorial ceremonies for their fallen WW1 so far in France. [Photo: ChristophePetitTesson / POOLEPA-EFE]
The president is among some 60 world leaders in France to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. In an early morning, Trump said, “Is there anything better to celebrate than the end of the war, especially the one who was one of the bloodiest and worst of all time?”
The bilateral Macron-Trump meeting came one day before the celebration kickoff in the Arc of Triumph for a ceremony to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.
World War II ceremonies take place throughout France and Europe this week, some involving Trump – but he canceled a trip to Ainse-Marne American Cemetery and Memorial because of what a vithus statement called “scheduling and logistical difficulties caused by weather. “
An American delegation led by Chief of Staff General John Kelly and Chairman of the Common Chiefs of General Staff Joe Dunford participated in the cemetery ceremony instead.
On Saturday night, US President and First Lady Melania Trump plans to attend a ceremony dinner at Musee Orsay, the form of the train station turning into an iconic art museum for impressionism on the Seine River.
Domestic affairs are also in the office of president, less than a week after the Democrats gained control of the US parliament in congressional elections on Tuesday and after Trump dismissed General General Jeff Sessions the next day.
Before leaving for the Elysian Palace and his Macron meeting, Trump drummed support for his new actor Matthew Whitaker, criticizing his attacks on the special Council inquiry into Russian presidential elections in 2016.
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While Macon has priority to agree with the US president, the French leader has also criticized Trump for withdrawing international agreements, including Iran’s nuclear weapons agreement and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.
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Officially in Europe has also questioned Trump’s desire to become friend of Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, threatening other countries and trying to undermine the Western Alliance.
Recently, Macron Trump’s decision to withdraw from the INF Treaty Treaty, a 1987 Surveillance Agreement, aims to ban Russia from developing mid-range missiles that can reach Western European cities.
When he headed to Paris on Friday morning, President Trump insisted that a White House-released video linking a staff and a CNN reporter did not change and he again attacked a number of journalists and called a “a loser”. (November 9) AP
That movement inspired Macron’s call for a European army. In an interview with Europe 1 radio he said that such power might be needed, “we must protect us in relation to China, Russia and even the United States.”
Trumps tweeted answers when landing in Paris: “President Macron of France has just suggested that Europe build its own military to protect itself from the US, China and Russia. Very insulting, but perhaps Europe should first pay its fair share of NATO, as the US subsidizes a lot! “
Richard Haass, President of the Council of Foreign Relations, said that Macron’s idea was reasonable because Trump questioned the need for NATO’s” Article 5 “requirement that all members of the alliance will support each member which is attacked. “
” It’s not insulting but rather what you get when Potus raises Article 5 of NATO, charges the Allies, the EU calls an enemy, cozies up to Putin, signals support to the National Front, and unilaterally breaks against all pacter, “haass tweeted.”
Trump’s self-named “America First” is strange politics and his claim that he is a “nationalist”.