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The Trumps-Macrons do Paris: what to make of the snapshots

The state visit to France is another flawless double date captured on lensIt doesn’t take a genius to respect the war dead. I managed to do it aged 13 on a school trip to the Somme – and I didn’t become a genius until the following academic year. But – and you knew this was coming – it seemed too difficult for one man: the president of the United States. Trump blamed the weather grounding his helicopter for his no-show at a memorial to American soldiers (there was some light rain), and then, when people pointed out he could have just driven there, said he didn’t want to be mean to all the Parisians by causing traffic. As excuses go, this is like a bald guy saying he is staying in to wash his hair. Related: Trump ditched cemetery visit to avoid causing Paris traffic jams, says Sanders Continue reading...

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