Trump cancels US cemetery visit amid diplomatic embarrassment | US news | The Guardian


Comment from 61chrissterry

Trump a President who thinks and feels more for his hair than the fallen at a site of immense importance to the US military.

What does the Trump base think of that and their apparent saviour?

Hopefully not much, but then again if they fail to believe in Trump, then who can they, what an impossible choice.

They need to get their priorities right America or Trump, they can’t have both.


As Donald Trump met Emmanuel Macron in Paris on Saturday, he was beset by potential diplomatic embarrassment.

First, the French newspaper Le Monde reported that on a previous diplomatic occasion in Washington, the American president caused embarrassment by mixing up the Baltic states and the Balkans.

Then, amidst ceremonies in the French capital to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the first world war, a planned presidential visit to the American cemetery at Belleau, a site of immense importance to the US military, was cancelled because it was raining.

Amidst brewing international consternation, Trump was criticised in harsh terms by Winston Churchill’s grandson, Nicholas Soames, who tweeted: “They died with their face to the foe and that pathetic inadequate @realDonaldTrump couldn’t even defy the weather to pay his respects to The Fallen #hesnotfittorepresenthisgreatcountry.”

Nicolas Burns, an American diplomat who served both Republican and Democratic presidents, called that choice “astonishing”.

 

Source: Trump cancels US cemetery visit amid diplomatic embarrassment | US news | The Guardian

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