Macron invites Trump to Bastille Day to honor US WWI troops

Trump says 'oui' to French leader's Bastille Day invitation - ABC FOX Montana Local News, Weather, Sports KTMF | KWYB

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Given that Macron made his opinion on President Trump policies pretty clear, I'd say the slogan isn't a simple coincidence but rather what the cool kids call "a burn".

Far-right figure Marine Le Pen is going to enter the National Assembly for the first time as a lawmaker. Mr. Macron is not Trump's kind of leader, so when the two presidents met face-to-face for the first time at the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit, they put on a show with the now famous not-so-brotherly extended handshake.

The phrase, which echoes Trump's presidential campaign slogan "Make America great again", was coined by the French President in his response to the USA leader's announcement earlier this month that America would withdraw from the Paris climate change agreement.

Newly-elected speaker of the French National Assembly Francois de Rugy of "La Republique en Marche" (Republic on the Move or LREM) political party delivers his speech during the opening session in Paris, France, June 27, 2017.

I suppose Macron is trying to give Trump some kind of honor by inviting him on Bastille Day, maybe to make up for pulling some macho crap and not letting go of his hand when they shook hands during Trump's Europe trip this spring.

President Macron is not the kind of leader that holds grudges. President Trump is not a German fan because he feels Germany is not paying North Atlantic Treaty Organisation what they should.

French diplomats and defence officials said that there had been no specific information passed on to Paris on the new activity.

After Trump's controversial decision to withdraw from the 2015 climate accord, to which 195 countries had signed up, Macron called on those US scientists dismayed at their government to come to France.

No one is sure if Trump will accept Macron's offer to celebrate in Paris in July.

Plans by Trump to visit Britain have yet to be finalised despite an invitation by Prime Minister Theresa May when she met him in Washington in January.

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