Here was grant celebration in the style of the American President.US Troops marched alongside France soldiers at a grand parade in Paris Champs Elysees.
Putting aside differences on climate trade, France new president thought it important to give Trump a grand welcome on a day where France also marks as a centennial US entry into the World WarⅠ.
The president today of the president of US sent his wife at my side. it’s the sign of the friendship that goes through the ages.
I want to thank them, thank the United States of America for their choice made 100 years ago.We found reliable allies who came to our rescue. The USA is one of them and that’s why nothing will ever separate us.
A common history and bonds between the two nations that are too strong to ignore, was a theme of this visit which the France hope to influence the US leader to overcome differences.
Along the parade row secured by anti-terrorism police, some agreed France need America as much as it need in 1917.
In the 40s as well of course, obviously it was the Americans who have helped us a great deal to get aside of wars.Trump was not our choice for sure but you’ve elected him.
Not our choice but we respect Americans choice, we respect your choice but we are a bit fearful.We think our president is tough enough to talk to him and influence him more or less.
With differences between Trump and Macron so large and so public, people here watched closely and few expected a good visit.
Because we have seen recently, that there is a bit competition on something in a very visual way as well,their handshakes, the little things they say, one knows they are not the close of heads of State.
At the end of the visit, a firm long handshake, this time, not confrontational, but almost affectionate.
Having President Trump as a guest of honor of France National Day Celebration is deeply symbolic and a sigh of pragmatism.
Trump and Macron maybe have little in common politically, but for France this is a chance to show that America matters.