Trump's trip to Paris is filled with pomp and circumstance

Donald Trump admires France, and its first lady, who he greets with bizarre handshake

Trump's trip to Paris is filled with pomp and circumstance

France rolled out the red carpet, July 13, to welcome Donald Trump on a presidential visit laden with military pomp that the White House hopes will offer respite from a growing scandal back home. -French alliance today, but also looked to its future, pledging to cooperate even more closely in the fight against terrorism.

Mr Macron, in a speech near the end of the event, thanked the United States for intervening in the First World War and said the fact that Mr Trump was at his side "is the sign of a friendship across the ages".

Trump made the comments to Macron during a visit to Les Invalides museum in Paris on Thursday, where the tomb of Napoleon is held.

"You have a great leader, a tough president", Mr Trump said during a press conference. They later said the information did not come to pass and it proved to be a waste of time. "I think this is one of the great cities, one of the most lovely cities in the world".

Trump added: "We have a very good relationship, a good friendship".

The atmosphere between the two president seemed much more cordial than when they first met. "We remember the tens of thousands of Americans who gave their lives in that valiant and very hard struggle", he said. "Should that have an impact on the discussions we're having on all other topics? Their sacrifice is an eternal tribute to France and to freedom".

During his election campaign, Mr Trump had said a wave of militant attacks showed "France is no longer France" and reprimanded the then-Socialist government for allegedly bowing its head to terrorists. Mr Trump saluted the detachment as it passed. He said the anniversary causes the nations "to renew our resolve to stand united against these enemies of humanity, and to strip them of their territory, their funding, their networks and ideological support", he said.

It is unclear what Brigitte Macron said in response.

The French president said the two leaders discussed a roadmap for Syria and Iraq post-ISIS, and discussed cooperation against ISIS in Libya. We have expressed them and shared them on several occasions and I think it's important to be able to continue to see how we can move forward on this issue. And I said, 'Jim, let me ask you a question: "How's Paris doing", Trump recalled.

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