As soon as President Donald Trump caught sight of American troops marching through France’s Bastille Day, he did something simple that showed the world how different he was from former President Barack Obama.
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Trump saluted our nation’s troops — and the simple gesture has everyone talking.
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(America finally has a leader who loves our Military)
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Trump spent a large portion of his day and a half in the French capital with French President Emmanuel Marcon, who went to extraordinary lengths to impress the U.S. president by turning a day of national pride into a celebration of American patriotism and friendship between the two countries.
Trump and Macron exchanged many handshakes during the course of Trump’s first visit to France as president, perhaps none more telling than the one they shared after the parade.
As Trump prepared to head home to the United States, the leaders clasped hands and held on to each other as they walked. Trump at one point pulled the smaller Macron off balance and held fast as they approached their wives.
Macron, in closing the parade, publicly thanked the U.S. for coming to France’s aid during the war, saying “nothing will ever separate us.”
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“The presence at my side of the president of the United States, Mr. Donald Trump, and of his wife, is the sign of a friendship across the ages,” Macron said. Trump made no remarks at the conclusion of the parade, but he returned the kindness in a statement released as Air Force One flew back to the U.S.
“America and France will never be defeated or divided,” Trump said, adding that it was his “high honor” to commemorate, on French soil, France’s most historic day and the 100th anniversary of the entry of the United States into World War I.
It’s nice to have a president that loves America again.
The Associated Press contributed to this article