Trump Blames Secret Service for Canceled Trip to French Cemetery

US President Donald Trump is joining other world leaders at centennial commemorations in Paris this weekend to mark the end of World War I

Trump cancels WW1 memorial at cemetery in France due to rain

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie speaks during the National Veterans Day Observance at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018.

"Yesterday, because of near-zero visibility, Marine One was unable to fly, as planned", Sanders said in a statement.

Not among them: Trump, a day after he riled up his critics by canceling a visit to the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery in France, the final resting place of almost 2,000 USA soldiers killed in the World War I battle of Belleau Wood.

Other world leaders also gathering in Paris braved the drops to pay respect at respective military cemeteries in the region.

Trump made a number of blunders in Paris, including canceling a visit to an American military cemetery near Paris because it was raining.

Donald Trump missed an event honouring the USA military in France over the weekend to avoid disrupting the roads in Paris, according to the White House.

Around 70 leaders, including Trump, are scheduled to gather at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris on Sunday morning to mark the commemoration of the centenary of the end of the war, when some 10 million soldiers were killed during four years of grinding conflict.

"Patriotism is the exact opposite of nationalism", Macron said.

What the US president won't do on his trip to France is also noteworthy.

'And what is essential- its moral values, ' he said in an English-language translation of the speech he delivered with Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin sitting in the front row.

"President Trump did not want to cause that kind of unexpected disruption to the city and its people", Ms Sanders said, adding that the cemetery was two hours and 30 minutes away by vehicle.

US-based attorney, Michael Avenatti slammed the United States president and called him "an embarrassment to the nation" A Twitter user tweeted an image of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron attending the ceremony and also tagged an old image of Trump where he can be seen playing golf in rain.

Despite the rain, roughly 1,500 people attended a rally against Trump at a Paris plaza several miles away, according to police.

The White House has defended US President Donald Trump's decision to miss a memorial event on Saturday after he faced a backlash.

"We want to help Europe but it has to be fair".

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