Trump's cemetery no-show 'out of concern for Paris traffic' - France 24 Trump's cemetery no-show 'out of concern for Paris traffic' - France 24

Stung by criticism for not attending an event honoring U.S. military dead, the White House says President Donald Trump didn't want to disrupt Paris roadways for a last-minute motorcade to a cemetery in northern France.

The White House announced US President Donald Trump and the first lady had scuttled plans in France due to bad weather.

When rain grounded Marine One, the president didn’t hit the road because it would have disrupted traffic, says White House

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's cancelled visit to a cemetery in northern France (all times local): 2:45 a.m. The White House is offering an additional reason besides bad weather for President Donald Trump not attending a ceremony Saturday to honor American war dead at a cemetery in northern France. Stung by criticism for not attending the event, the White House said Sunday that Trump didn't want to disrupt roadways with a last-minute motorcade. Traveling by car would have been the only option after weather grounded the president's helicopter. Trump had been scheduled to lay a wreath and observe a moment of silence Saturday at the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery and Memorial, located adjacent to Belleau Wood and about 60 miles (100 kilometers) northeast of Paris. On Sunday, Trump attended a scheduled event honoring American war dead at a different U.S. cemetery just outside of Paris.

Trump Arrives at Ceremony Separately from Other Leaders After Skipping Previous Event for Rain

Trump Arrives at WWI Ceremony Separately from Other Leaders

Trump's Paris trip marked by missed moments -- and a dire warning

First it was a second-place replacement for his own grand military parade. Then it was a stately gesture to illustrate an alliance he's done little to cultivate. After a midterm election drubbing, it...

Clarification: WWI-Trump-Cemetery story

PARIS — In a story Nov. 10 about President Donald Trump cancelling a planned visit to a cemetery for Americans killed in World War I, The Associated Press reported that the Secret Service determines when it’s safe to fly Marine One, the president’s helicopter.

Trump honors French and American soldiers of World War I in Armistice Day remarks

President Trump on Sunday paid tribute to American and French soldiers who died in World War I, capping off a two-day visit to France to mark the 100-year anniversary of the war's end.

'Trump's callous attitude in France shows he needs the lessons of WWI more than anyone'

Drawing lessons from how and why nominally civilised nations descended into all-out war should have been Donald Trump’s principal focus this weekend.   As the 45th president of the United States, the 72-year-old was quite rightly a guest of honour during French commemorations of the Armistice that brought the First World War to an end exactly a century ago.