Trump Wandered By Himself As Other World Leaders Gathered To Mark End Of WWI
Donald Trump arrived separately from other world leaders to an event marking the end of World War I, missing the exact moment of the armistice 100 years ago.
The U.S. President traveled separately from other world leaders, who took a bus from the Elysee Palace to the Arc de Triomphe for a commemoration ceremony marking the centennial of the armistice. Multiple news outlets reported that Trump was not present when other leaders arrived and walked side-by-side and bells tolled to mark 100 years since the fighting ended.
Trump faced criticism on Saturday when he canceled a trip to an American military cemetery outside of Paris due to weather concerns. The president was set to travel to the cemetery via helicopter, but decided not to attend due to rain.
White House chief of staff John Kelly and Gen. Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, made the trip instead via motorcade.
Watch the video of world leaders arriving at the WWI Memorial in France:
World leaders are walking shoulder to shoulder along the Champs Elysses but Trump arrived separately and isn’t participating in this. pic.twitter.com/kRQlrVKihV
— David Nakamura (@DavidNakamura) November 11, 2018
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement that Trump arrived separately “due to security protocols.”