Business Russian: Trump takes to Paris's defence of his "wonderful" son

Gwen Vasquez
July 14, 2017

The remarks in Paris, made in a joint news conference with French president Emmanuel Macron, came even though Mr Trump's own Federal Bureau of Investigation pick said a day earlier that authorities should be advised of requests to meet with foreign individuals during a campaign.

France rolled out the red carpet to welcome Donald Trump on Thursday on a presidential visit laden with military pomp that the White House hopes will offer respite from a growing scandal back home.

"We'll see what happens", Trump said alongside French President Emmanuel Macron.

"You're in such good shape". Mrs. Trump concluded her day by joining her husband for dinner with President and Mrs. Macron at Le Jules Verne Restaurant in the Eiffel Tower.

"The US is extremely involved in the Iraq war", Mr Macron said, "I would like to thank the president for everything done by American troops in this area".

After watching Bastille Day celebrations in Paris tomorrow, Mr. Trump heads back to the United States, and more repercussions from his son's Russian Federation meeting. Trump, 71, is an anti-globalist elected on a pledge to "make America great again" who is unpredictable on foreign policy.

After Notre Dame, Trump accompanied Macron on tour the Seine River.

Trump's sojourn to Paris is amid a row over allegations that his family colluded with Russian Federation to win US presidential election.

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Along with other European and world leaders Macron has made no secret of his disappointment at Trump's June 1 decision to pull the USA out of the ambitious agreement reached at a United Nations climate conference in Paris in 2015.

Mr Trump has said the climate deal was unfair to the United States but said the country was committed to protecting the environment despite his recent withdrawal decision.

Macron, who used a translator at points during the conference, said France and Russian Federation "have a lot of discrepancies" but that it's a necessity to work together to share information "and to try to build solutions". Later, he remarked that she was "beautiful".

"Something could happen with respect to the Paris accords, let's see what happens", Trump told a news conference.

Trump's answer came after several days of swirling controversy over the meeting, which was first revealed last weekend.

Trump said he originally had no plans to attend, but he chose to accept the invitation of Macron when he considered the date's importance in French and American history. Trump and Macron have woven the praises of the officer, and avoided mention of the death in custody, on Thursday, the dissident Liu Xiaobo, Nobel Peace prize.

"Well we have a lot of your Irish press watching us, they're just now leaving the room", he said, before looking at Ms Perry and saying: "Go ahead".

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