Presidents of the United States and France will meet Thursday in Paris, and try to set aside their differences on issues like global warming and focus on some common grounds, such as counterterrorism. Trump came to Paris before the time of meeting, which is held in the same time as Bastille Day celebration.
After Trump’s decision to withdraw United States from the Paris climate agreement, everyone was shocked, especially Europe. Anti-Trump protests are expected for Trump’s time being in Paris. As opposed to Trump, Macron is a huge supporter of research to handle the climate change. It is best shown by his call to “all responsible citizens” to come to France and continue their efforts solving the problem on global warning.
After the talk, they plan on holding a news conference, which could be a bit troubling for Trump, as he may be asked about email scandal involving his son Donald Trump Jr. Published email chain provides evidence that Trump Jr was willing to receive information that could’ve been harmful to Hillary Clinton in the last year’s presidential elections.
Commenting on his son’s interview on Fox News Channel, trump defended him. He tweeted: “He was open, transparent and innocent. This is the greatest Witch Hunt in political history. Sad!”
Trump will visit the U.S. troops to mark the 100th anniversary of America’s entry into World War I. He’ll will be in Paris for Bastille Day festivities, where he will be guest of honor. Although White House officials are calling it a celebration of two countries military alliance, this could just be a distraction from the Trump Jr scandal.
After finishing their meetings they will have dinner with their wives on top of the Eiffel Tower, at Jules Verne.
It is a bit surprising that Trump visited Paris a couple of times in the last moth, as he has degraded this city earlier. When he declared his stands on the Paris agreement and global warming, he stated he was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris.”
“Paris isn’t Paris any longer,” he said earlier adding that city has been demolished by terrorist threats,which came because of immigrants.
But counterterrorism is probably the one single problem that two presidents could collaborate on.
In the at few years France has been overwhelmed by terrorist attacks Last year on Bastille Day celebration, a cargo truck killed more than 80 people in Niece, and Macron stated that Islamic State is a threat to France. Having this in mind, Macron is against Bashar al Assad’s regime in Syria and pro-intervetion.
Macron could ally himself with Trump on this Syria question as he is for intervening as a response to Bashar’s use of chemical weapons. This could be useful to Trump, as he is trying to pressure Syrian president. If they become allies they will have to adress Putin’s support for Assad’s regime together.