He must really love France.
On Thursday, April 11, surrounded by World War II veterans in the Oval Office, President Donald Trump said that he would travel to France in June in celebration of the 75th anniversary of D-Day.
On June 6, 1944, around 10,000 Allied soldiers, the majority America, were injured or killed in an operation on the shores of Normandy that marked a turning point in the war. It was the largest seaborne invasion in history.
“I’ll be there,” Trump told a veteran, referring to the French ceremonies planned for June 6.
The last time Trump was in France, in November for the centennial anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I, it didn’t end well. He was criticized for skipping outdoor memorial ceremonies because of rain and upon return to the U.S. sent out a tweetstorm criticizing French President Emmanuel Macron and accusing France of being nationalist, among other things.
In 2014, former president Barack Obama attended the 70th anniversary D-Day ceremonies with former French president François Hollande, Vladimir Putin, and Angela Merkel.
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