PARIS – In Paris, on the centenary of World War I, President Donald Trump asked Saturday if there was anything better than celebrating the end of a war.
Trump traveled to France to team up with dozens of other world leaders to celebrate the centenary of the ceasefire, which ended the first global conflict that killed millions. "Is there anything better to celebrate than the end of a war, especially the one that was one of the bloodiest and worst of all times?" The president asked in a tweet.
Trump did not miss his French host on Friday when he arrived in Paris. Trump has tweeted that French President Emmanuel Macron "has just proposed 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, which the US heavily subsidizes! "
It was a clear sign that the President of America was at first ready to set his own course when world leaders gathered to remember the coalition that had ended the first global war. Trump's visit follows the interlude elections, in which the Americans made a split referendum on his presidency, with the Senate in control of his party, but the parliament was left to the opposition Democrats.
Before the festivities begin on Sunday, Trump wanted to hold a meeting with Macron on Saturday for talks on issues that should span European security, Syria, and Iran. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump also visit the American cemetery in Belleau, France, to pay respect to US soldiers who died on French soil during the war.
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