Published: Mon, July 17, 2017
Global Media | By Meredith Barber

Trump plays tough hand in Paris

Mr Trump assessed the 64-year-old - who is 25 years older than her presidential husband Emmanuel - upon meeting her on Friday and told her: "You're in such good shape".

"Something could happen with respect to the Paris Accord", he said before following that with one of his signature lines deployed when his mind is not yet made up: "We'll see what happens".

The strength of their relationship was clear when Trump deftly defused a controversy over his own derogatory comments about Paris during the campaign, when he suggested terrorism had ruined the City of Light.

President Donald Trump said the working to expand a regional cease-fire in the Syrian civil war to a second zone, saying it may prove to be the first step toward ending a civil war that has killed more than 400,000 people and sent millions more fleeing.

At a joint press conference with Macron, Trump himself seemed to crack the door open ever so slightly to the possibility of that the US might rejoin the agreement at some point.

Trump seemed impressed during his first visit there as a head of state, telling a French journalist of Paris with a wry grin: "And I'm coming back".

She went on to describe the 45th US President's words as "a rather interesting comment" but didn't want to discuss Trump's behaviour further. But is there really a chance that he'll rejoin the agreement?

"Mr. Mueller will nearly certainly want answers, under oath, clarifying whether President Trump was made aware at the time of the existence of the meeting in general, to say nothing of the specific details of the meeting", said Bradley Moss, a national security lawyer, referring to Justice Department special counsel Robert S. Mueller. He called the deal "unfair", but has not yet revealed what a "fair" agreement would look like. But it's still pretty divisive, given that a majority of Americans-53 percent-said they disapproved of Trump's decision.

US President Donald Trump's handshake is now infamous for its awkward length and unnecessary force - and now, despite widespread mockery, it appears to be getting worse.

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