Trump, Macron getting friendlier in bilateral talks

Cesar Mills
July 17, 2017

"I was elected by the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris", Trump said at the June Rose Garden event where he announced his decision to get out of the global agreement that looked to reduce American emissions by 26-28% in a decade.

Donald Trump appears unsure whether to shake hands or dance with French first lady Brigitte Macron. The gritted teeth and white-knuckle handshake was replaced with slaps on the back and smiles. Jim doesn't go to Paris anymore.

"We have a number of disagreements which are in particular due to the commitments taken by President Trump. during the presidential campaign", Macron said.

On Thursday in the City of Light, Trump signaled he was no longer listening to the unknown traveler.

Once things got back on track, Mr Trump travelled to meet U.S. military members and Mr Macron ahead of Bastille Day celebrations on Friday.

The tail end of the group of cars took a wrong turn, drove onto oncoming traffic and barely dodged pedestrians, with the media not able to document Mr Trump's arrival to the U.S. ambassador's residence.

Macron, in closing the parade, publicly thanked the USA for coming to France's aid during the war, saying "nothing will ever separate us".

The pair will dine with their wives at the Jules Verne restaurant on the second floor of the Eiffel Tower Thursday night.

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And Trump's fawning over Macron extended to Brigitte Macron, whose physical appearance he commented on.

DONALD Trump has been captured on video commenting on the body of the French President's wife, telling her she is in "such good shape".

Macron and Trump both came to office as unlikely outsider candidates. — Macron started his own political movement just over a year ago. Trump, on the other hand, is riding low in the polls at home and much of his agenda is stalled, despite sharing party control with both houses of Congress.

Trump is becoming increasingly isolated on the world stage, and Macron is positioning himself to be Trump's friend in Europe.

The US President said gathering opposition research on rivals during an election campaign was standard practice and that "most people would have taken that meeting".

In the end, even though Trump couldn't escape what he calls "this Russian Federation thing", Sire is convinced the scandal won't completely rain on the president's parade.

Trump's parting tweet showed a photo of the two men looking out over the famed Champs-Elysees, standing shoulder to shoulder during what the American described as a "magnificent #BastilleDay parade".

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