Donald Trump said that he could not attend a ceremony t0 honor the American soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country in France during World War I. Why? POTUS’ excuse was that it was raining. People across the world mocked Trump for being afraid of a little rain — especially the French Army, and they were brutal.
The French army seemed to enjoy poking fun at the American president with their tweets. One read:
‘There’s rain, but it’s not serious,. We’re staying motivated.’
The other world leaders managed to brave the droplets and show up at the ceremony. After all, this was the 100th anniversary since the war to end all wars ended. Of course, it did not end all wars, far from it, but the significance of the ceremony was substantial.
The trip to the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery and Memorial is located about 60 miles northeast of Paris. Trump skipping the ceremony was just the beginning of him acting out.
France’s leader Emmanuel Macron and Germany’s Angela Merkel stood in attendance at the Armistice ceremony, even though the weather was poor. Trump claimed his helicopter could not fly, because it was grounded. It could not fly due to poor weather. Apparently, there are no cars in France.
It seems the French army and all armies are used to a bit of drizzle. Perhaps, that was why Trump has never gone to visit the U.S. troops in the two years he has been in office — poor weather.
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