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Trump takes heat over scrapped trip to cemetery in France
Fox News ^ | 11/10/18 | Elizabeth Zwirz

Posted on 11/10/2018 8:19:06 PM PST by Simon Green

The White House and President Trump took some heat on Saturday after it was announced that he would not make a previously scheduled visit to a cemetery in France for Americans killed in World War I due to inclement weather.

Trump arrived in France on Friday to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, along with first lady Melania Trump. They'd planned to visit Ainse-Marne American Cemetery in Belleau, France. The president was expected to lay a wreath and observe a moment of silence.

The first couple was supposed to travel to the site via helicopter, according to The Hill. But the White House released a statement, saying the visit had been called off.

“The President and First Lady’s trip to Ainse-Marne American Cemetery and Memorial has been canceled due to scheduling and logistical difficulties caused by the weather,” the statement said. “An American delegation led by Chief of Staff General John Kelly and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joe Dunford will attend on their behalf.”

The decision drew negative reactions from two officials who served in previous administrations.

David Frum, a speechwriter for former President George W. Bush, took to Twitter to slam the move, insisting that other transportation accommodations could’ve been made in case of poor weather.

“It's not even 60 miles from central Paris to the monument. If the weather is too wet & windy for helicopters, a presidential motorcade could drive the distance in an hour,” Frum tweeted. “On site, presidential advance could easily erect a tent to protect the dignitaries (and the the presidential hair-do) from inclement weather.”

A later tweet said, “Two words: contingency plans. Previous White Houses made them.”

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 100thanniversary; 1moretime; ainsemarnecemetery; davidfrum; donaldtrump; france; frum; joedunford; johnkelly; melaniatrump; rain; trump; whitehouse; worldwar1; worldwari
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1 posted on 11/10/2018 8:19:07 PM PST by Simon Green
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To: Simon Green

They were taking a lot of heat on Twitter for scrapping it especially because Macron, Merkel, and Trudeau showed up.


2 posted on 11/10/2018 8:20:46 PM PST by Pinkbell
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To: Simon Green

The President’s security is top priority, talking heads can shut up.


3 posted on 11/10/2018 8:20:56 PM PST by madison10
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To: Simon Green

Possible assassination attempt by Deep State globalists is my guess and Trump’s team wisely saw it and erred on the side of caution.


4 posted on 11/10/2018 8:22:07 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: madison10

These people never stop b*tching!


5 posted on 11/10/2018 8:24:16 PM PST by notaliberal (St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle,)
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To: Simon Green
What hasn't Trump taken heat over?
6 posted on 11/10/2018 8:26:55 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: Simon Green

Annoying chitterings from the Bush Camp peanut gallery.


7 posted on 11/10/2018 8:27:55 PM PST by House Atreides (BOYCOTT the NFL, its products and players 100% - PERMANENTLY)
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To: Pinkbell

Ah, big deal. Our boys bailed out the Frogs from the Gerries, with the Russkies’ help. Not impressed those three loser nations made the visit in vain. Trump just gave them all a virtual middle finger. Maybe if NATO “allies” started to carry their own weight, they would not be so offended.


8 posted on 11/10/2018 8:31:39 PM PST by confederatecarpetbag
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To: Simon Green

I regret voting for Romney, McCain and W.


9 posted on 11/10/2018 8:32:39 PM PST by Terry Mross (On some threads it's best to go jst inraight to the comments..)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Can you imagine the risk of a 50-mile, spur of the moment motorcade?
Seems like a bad idea.


10 posted on 11/10/2018 8:33:27 PM PST by GnuThere
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To: Simon Green

Seems a little odd that deep state swamp dwellers from both sides of the aisle wanted the president at this site...

Not really into conspiracies, but it is just a little odd


11 posted on 11/10/2018 8:34:21 PM PST by Trump.Deplorable
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To: madison10
The President’s security is top priority, talking heads can shut up

You are exactly correct. This was all about security.

12 posted on 11/10/2018 8:34:34 PM PST by cpdiii (Cane Cutter, Deckhand,Roughneck, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist: THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!)
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To: Simon Green; ExTexasRedhead

“A later tweet said, “Two words: contingency plans. Previous White Houses made them.””

I have two words of my own for Frum, F*CK YOU and the whole worthless BOOSH Family. We need to rid ourselves of the BOOSHES as much or more than we do the CLITONS. Thankfully, the CLITON name will not continue unless Slick’s half-Black son takes his name and runs for public office. When I think that the BOOSHES were the “only thing” we had to run for the Presidency after Ronald Reagan, I strengthen my resolve to NEVER give the RNC, NRSC or the NRCC another dime!


13 posted on 11/10/2018 8:35:26 PM PST by vette6387
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To: Simon Green

Can’t Trump go to the Normany Beach and build a heart from some stones?


14 posted on 11/10/2018 8:36:16 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Simon Green

Can’t Trump go to the Normandy Beach and build a heart from some stones?


15 posted on 11/10/2018 8:36:36 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Simon Green
Trump Takes Heat Over every single breath he takes.
16 posted on 11/10/2018 8:38:36 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: cpdiii

Americans bled all over the countryside in France twice. DJT doesn’t need to risk any blood there.


17 posted on 11/10/2018 8:40:16 PM PST by Equine1952 (Get yourself a ticket on a common mans train of thought.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

That is the first thing that came to my mind.


18 posted on 11/10/2018 8:42:49 PM PST by Gator113 ( ~~Trump 2020~~ There needs to be a quieting of the screaming lambs.)
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To: Simon Green

I’m happy President Trump and Melania decided not to visit because the weather was too iffy for a helicopter ride.

And I don’t give a rats ass what other people think.

The safety of President Trump and his family ALWAYS comes first.


19 posted on 11/10/2018 8:43:12 PM PST by upchuck (Congress is an assisted living facility for the mentally impaired... h/t Truth29)
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To: Simon Green

I wonder how much it would cost to bring EVERY one of them home and bury them on our soil. Each state funds it for their own.


20 posted on 11/10/2018 8:47:15 PM PST by Salvavida
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