President Trump heads to the United Nations this week to meet with world leaders.
Trump’s trip to New York City opens Monday when he and more than 120 world leaders attend a meeting on United Nations reform.
After that, Trump meets separately with French President Emmanuel Macron and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. One of their topics: Iran and the nuclear agreement reached by President Obama and U.S. allies in 2015.
The Trump administration has re-certified the Iran agreement, but Trump himself continues to claim that Tehran is violating “the spirit” of the agreement in which the Iranians give up the means to make nuclear weapons in exchange for reduction of sanctions by the U.S. and its allies.
On Monday evening, Trump will host a working dinner with Latin American leaders, with Venezuela’s problems as the main topic. As the chaos in Venezuela, including a government crackdown on civil liberties, threatens to spill over into neighboring countries, Trump has even spoken of “a military option.”
The president’s major speech to the general assembly comes Tuesday morning.
Over the course of U.N. week, Trump will also host a diplomatic reception have lunches with African leaders and U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres. He also has roster of bilateral meetings with leaders of Slovakia, Qatar, Jordan, the Palestinian Authority, the United Kingdom, Egypt, Turkey, Afghanistan and Ukraine. He is also expected to meet with the president of South Korea.
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10:00 am: Receives a FEMA briefing on hurricane season; FEMA Headquarters
12:30 pm: Lunch with Vice President Pence; Private Dining Room
1:30 pm: Speaks with President Emmanuel Macron of France by telephone; Private Dining Room
3:45 pm: Departs White House
4:55 pm: Arrives Morristown, New Jersey
5:20 pm: Arrives at Trump National Golf Club—Bedminster, New Jersey. He will remain there on vacation for two weeks.
President Donald Trump applauded troops at France’s traditional Bastille Day parade in Paris.
He was guest of honour, alongside French President Emmanuel Macron.
Unusually, this year US troops participated, marking 100 years since US forces entered World War One.
10:10 am: The president and the first lady participate in the French National Day Parade with President and Mrs. Macron; Place de la Concorde, Paris
12:45 pm: Departs Paris
3:15 pm ET: Arrives Bedminster Trump National Golf Club; Bedminster, New Jersey
President Trump on Thursday defended his eldest son’s decision last June to meet with a Kremlin-linked Russian lawyer during the election campaign, saying “most people would have taken that meeting” and “nothing happened from the meeting, zero happened from the meeting.”
“My son is a wonderful young man,” Mr. Trump said during a news conference in Paris with President Emmanuel Macron of France. “He took a meeting with a Russian lawyer. Not a government lawyer; a Russian lawyer.” Continue reading “Thur, July 13, 2017: Trump, Macron meet, hold press conference”
U.S. President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron are meeting at the Invalides monument for a tour of the golden-domed building housing some of France’s greatest war heroes, including Napoleon Bonaparte and the Supreme Allied Commander in World War I.
The national anthems of both countries played as the men stood at attention before reviewing troops at a formal welcome ceremony for Trump.
The two presidents will hold a bilateral meeting later in the day after touring the grandiose military edifice.
Thursday’s ceremony precedes the Bastille Day military parade. Trump will be the parade’s guest of honor to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entry into World War I. U.S. troops will open the parade Friday as is traditional for the guest of honor.
President Donald Trump is honoring American World War II veterans during a ceremony at the U.S. Embassy in Paris.
The president is noting in a video clip posted to his Twitter account that the bonds between the U.S. and France were “forged in the fires of war.”
Trump was joined at the outdoor event by three American veterans of the D-Day landings in Normandy in June 1944. The president is calling them “real heroes” who “fought for freedom in its hour of need.”
Trump is meeting later this afternoon with French President Emmanuel Macron and holding a joint news conference.
–The Associated Press
8:45 am : Arrives with the first lady in Paris, France
12:30 pm: Participates in a luncheon with leaders of the U.S. Military; U.S. Ambassador’s Residence
3:45 pm: Tours Les Invalides
4:35 pm: Meets with President Emmanuel Macron of France; Élysée Palace
6:25 pm: Holds a joint press conference with Macron; Élysée Palace
9:00 pm: With Mrs. Trump, has dinner with President and Mrs. Macron; Le Jules Verne
All times Central European Time.
President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will depart the White House en route to Paris, France. There are no other public events listed on the president’s schedule.
In the morning, President Trump will speak with President Emmanuel Macron of France.
He will then receive his daily intelligence briefing and then meet with National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster.
The president will then speak with Prime Minister Leo Varadkar of Ireland.
US President Donald Trump today met his newly-elected French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on the sidelines of a NATO summit in Brussels.
Trump’s wife Melania Trump was with the president as they welcomed Macron to the US embassy in Brussels ahead of the NATO summit today, an AFP journalist said.
–AFP Continue reading “Thur, May 25, 2017: Trump meets with French President Emmanuel Macron”