Trump arrives in France
PARIS — President Donald Trump wasted no time taking a poke at his
French host Friday as he arrived in Paris for events marking the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I, tweeting as he landed that President Emmanuel Macron had made an “insulting” proposal to build up Europe’s military to counter the U.S., China and Russia.
Trump planned to meet with Macron on Saturday for talks on topics expected to include European security, Syria and Iran.
Trump’s national security adviser, John Bolton, said Friday in Paris that the U.S. was concerned about stability in Europe and that Trump was not shirking from global engagement.
“I think the enduring lesson (of World War I) for the United States is that when you become a global power ... you have global interests to protect,” Bolton said.
“Great world leaders,” he said, are “driven by national interests.”