President Trump expected to snub Paris Peace Forum

President Trump expected to snub Paris Peace Forum

President Trump expected to snub Paris Peace Forum

He will also join other world leaders to commemorate the centenary anniversary of the Armistice signed on November 11, 1918, between the Allied Forces and Germany in the forest of Compiegne in France to end the First World War.

President Donald Trump is asking if there's anything better than celebrating the end of a war.

Trump arrived in Paris for World War 1 commemorations on Friday night blasting what he termed "very insulting" remarks from Macron who had mentioned the USA alongside China, Russia as national security threats earlier this week.

On Saturday morning, the U.S. president arrived at the Elysee Palace under rainy skies for talks with Macron.

Discussing the threat from cyber-hacking and meddling from outside in the electoral process, Macron said Europe needed to protect itself against China, Russia and even the United States.

"Very insulting, but perhaps Europe should first pay its fair share of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation which the USA subsidizes greatly!"

"It should be a very handsome period of time, the 100th anniversary of the ending of World War I". "I think it's going to be something very special".

Trump and Macron struck up a warm relationship initially, particularly during the U.S. leader's first visit to Paris, but have repeatedly clashed since then over a growing list of issues, including Trump pulling America out of the 2015 Paris climate accord and the Iran nuclear deal. Trump ordered the Pentagon to come up with plans for his own version, but they were eventually scrapped over concerns about costs and the damage tanks weighing many tons would do to the streets in Washington. Trump and Macron had presented their relationship as a good friendship in the earlier days of Macron's ascension as president of France. Macron's office declined to comment on Trump's tweet. "There may be a lunch for the leaders". The pair are expected to meet during the G-20 meeting later this month in Argentina, and the White House has invited Putin to visit Washington. Political and military analysts question whether European countries have the will, money or materiel to replace the raw power of the United States.

Trump and Putin have met previously on the sidelines of two summits and had their own bilateral meeting in July in Helsinki.

Sunday afternoon will see Mr Macron and Mrs Merkel attend a peace conference - the Paris Peace Forum - with leaders including Mr Putin and Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Mr. Trump's brief visit to Europe comes amid uncertainty about the US relationship with the continent. European leaders say maintaining trade ties is essential to keep Iran from exiting the deal and restarting development of nuclear weapons.

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