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Trump hails America's 'great warriors' in WWI cemetery visit

Trump hails America's 'great warriors' in WWI cemetery visit

"President Trump was scheduled to visit the cemetery yesterday but because of the weather and logistics was not able to be done yesterday he is scheduled to go there today".

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.

The president was scheduled to pay tribute at a ceremony at the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery in Belleau, about 85 km (50 miles) east of Paris, with his wife Melania. However, bad weather grounded the president's helicopter and the official told Fox News there was no backup plan to travel by vehicle.

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. They died in the mud of the Battle of Belleau Wood, which the French later renamed "The Woods of the Marine Brigade"'.

Obama wasn't the only one featured in the rain in Twitter messages attacking the president.

Ben Rhodes, who served as deputy national security adviser for strategic communications under President Barack Obama, said the excuse about the inclement weather did not stand up.

More news: Netanyahu heads to Paris to mark 100th anniversary of WWI

Despite the light rain, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel held a moving ceremony in Compiegne, northeast of Paris, to mark the 100th anniversary of the signing of the World War One armistice.

Yet, he doesn't always seem to mind a little rain, as long as it's something he wants to do.

French President Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel made the journey to the site by vehicle.

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.

Tommy Vietor cited the fact Trump still hasn't visited U.S. troops serving in Afghanistan during his two years in office.


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