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
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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.