Donald Trump announces the color. Scarcely had he put foot to land on the tarmac of Orly airport that the u.s. president has cracked a tweet pest against Emmanuel Macron, who announced Tuesday that he would create a european army. “The president Macron had suggested that Europe should build its own army to protect themselves against the United States, China and Russia. Very insulting but it may be that Europe should pay its share to NATO that the United States subsidizes widely”, he writes.
The meeting between the two leaders, scheduled for Saturday morning at the Élysée palace, already promises to be particularly delicate, while the tenant of the White House, and his wife, Melania, need to participate in this weekend’s commemorations of the centenary of the end of the First world War. This is the second visit of Donald Trump in France since his arrival at the White House, after the July 14, 2017 that he conjures up regularly with a lot of enthusiasm.
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“A beautiful moment”
In his tweet, the american president was apparently referring to statements by the president of the Republic, who has called for the creation of a true “european army” to better protect the Old Continent. “We will not protect the Europeans if we do not decide to have a real european army,” pleaded the French president. It is necessary “to protect us against China, Russia and even the United States,” he said Tuesday. There is currently no european army, a supra-national. The topic, recurrent, remains undermined because it goes to the heart of the sovereignty of the member States.
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upon leaving the White House, Donald Trump had opted for a tone much more conciliatory. “This is going to be a beautiful time,” he predicted. “There will be a lot of countries”, he added, ensuring that the announcement of his presence had driven a number of other leaders to make the move. On Sunday, the u.s. president will, in the presence of at least 60 heads of State, at a ceremony at the foot of the Arc de Triomphe during which the american president will deliver a speech. In the course of the weekend, he will visit the american cemetery of Bois Belleau, in the department of Aisne, as well as the american cemetery of Suresnes, in the paris suburbs.