Trump spars with Macron as Air Force One lands in France


He will attend the Paris Peace Forum being held to commemorate the centenary of the end to the First World War.

Far from every surviving US soldier from the 1914-1918 war made it to the French capital, but on Sunday, President Donald Trump will join his French counterpart and host, Emmanuel Macron, and others to remember the millions who died during the first global conflict.

The president and first lady Melania Trump were expected to visit several memorial sites in France that are dedicated to American service members.

President Donald Trump ripped French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday upon his arrival in France, calling him out for proposing a European military.

The president told reporters Wednesday that he would not be holding an extended meeting Putin before the G-20 summit later this month in South America, though said he won't be surprised if the two interact during the leaders' luncheon at the Elysee Palace on Sunday.

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She has lost all authority and is incapable of negotiating a Brexit deal within her own party, let alone with the EU. The only alternative on the table, he said, is a no-deal Brexit that would "inflict untold damage" on Britain.

At that meeting, Mr Trump would not say whether he believed Mr Putin or United States intelligence agencies about their conclusions about Russia's interference with the 2016 presidential election.

"We have to protect ourselves with respect to China, Russia and even the US", Mr Macron said. Trump has railed against trade deals with the European Union and has criticized some EU nations, including France, for not spending enough to defense to sustain North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, the decades-old Western alliance formed as a bulwark to Moscow's aggression.

Trump's national security adviser, John Bolton, said Friday in Paris that the United States was concerned about stability in Europe and that Trump was not shirking from global engagement. "Great world leaders", he said, are "driven by national interests".

At the same time, Macron has increasingly been positioning himself as a bulwark against the rising tide of Trump-style populism across Europe, speaking out loudly against the dangers of nationalism and isolationist retreat.