Published: Thu, July 13, 2017
Electronics | By Jesus Weaver

French, German leaders say nations must talk to Trump

French, German leaders say nations must talk to Trump

In May, Trump and the French leader shared a long and tense handshake during their first-ever meeting in Brussels.

In his answer, Trump trashed Jim's points and said that France is in great shape because they have a great president who is going to run the country right.

After his arrival the US President, who is under fire over Russian connections, met American Embassy staff where he was scheduled to have lunch with military officials, CNN reported.

The program will include a military ceremony at Les Invalides, a visit to the tomb of Napoléon, an interview at the Elysée palace, and a dinner between the presidential couples atop the Eiffel Tower.

Trump's visit comes in celebration of the Bastille Day commemorations of the entry 100 years ago of United States troops into World War One.

On Friday, Trump and his wife, Melania, will attend the annual Bastille Day parade, which will include both French and US military personnel.

This year, France's national holiday takes place "in the context of an increased terrorist threat", according to French prefect Michel Delpuech.

Macron hopes to influence USA policy or, at the least, help avoid serious strains between the European Union and Washington with tensions over climate change and trade, as Trump was openly critical of the EU. Emails released earlier this week suggested that his eldest son welcomed Russian help against his father's Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.

After that first encounter on the sidelines of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit, Macron told a French newspaper his handshake with Trump was "not innocent" and it was a "moment of truth".

"France stood with us during the American Revolution and that strategic partnership endures today", said General Curtis Scaparrotti, EUCOM commander.

Trump hasn't held any public events since returning from the G-20 summit on Saturday.

But counter-terrorism issues give Mr Macron and Mr Trump the potential for a strong working relationship.

During last year's Bastille Day celebrations, a 19-ton cargo truck deliberately ploughed into crowds in Nice, killing more than 80 people.

Some critics condemned Macron's choice to welcome Trump to Paris.

He is set to arrive on Thursday in Paris for talks with Macron expected to focus on joint efforts against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, where American and French troops are in action side-by-side.

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