Donald Trump must have someone writing some of his tweets while he is France for the 100th anniversary of the ending of World War One celebration. The president has been acting like a prima donna, and these tweets do not reflect that. He came late to the first event, skipped the cemetery visit due to the rain, and refused to travel with the 70 other world leaders to the Arc de Triomphe. The only other one to do so was Russia’s Vladimir Putin.
Trump tweets said “Beautiful ceremony” and “honor the brave HEROES,” according to US News:
‘Beautiful ceremony today in Paris commemorating the end of World War One. Many World leaders in attendance. Thank you to
@EmmanuelMacron, President of France! Now off to Suresnes American Cemetery to make speech in honor of our great heroes! Then back to the U.S.A.
‘On this Veterans Day — the 100th Anniversary of the end of WWI, we honor the brave HEROES who fought for America in the Great War, and every Veteran who has worn the uniform and kept our Nation Safe, Strong and FREE! http://45.wh.gov/SNbkPe ‘
Trump went to the Suresnes American Cemetery and Memorial on the outskirts of Paris. There are 1,500 American who died in WWI buried there. He read the speech written for him, saying “It is our duty to preserve civilization:”
‘We are gathered together at this hallowed resting place to pay tribute to the brave Americans who gave their last breath in that mighty struggle. It is our duty to preserve the civilization they defended and to protect the peace they so nobly gave their lives to secure one century ago.’
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