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(IT RAINED!)Trump cancels visit to Aisne Marne American Cemetery, marking the ferocious Battle of Belleau Wood
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: November 10, 2018 01:05PM
Bone Spurs acting up again, Don?

It rained, so Trump skips American war dead memorial.
[www.washingtonpost.com]
PARIS — President Trump flew 3,800 miles to this French capital city for ceremonies to honor the military sacrifice in World War I, hoping to take part in the kind of powerful ode to the bravery of the armed forces that he was unable to hold in Washington.

But on his first full day here, it rained on his substitute parade weekend.

Early Saturday, the White House announced Trump and the first lady had scuttled plans, due to bad weather, for their first stop in the weekend’s remembrance activities — a visit to the solemn Aisne Marne American Cemetery, marking the ferocious Battle of Belleau Wood.

[The Battle of Belleau Wood was brutal, deadly and forgotten. But it forged a new Marine Corps.]

It was not completely clear why the Trumps were unable to attend. The cemetery is 50 miles from Paris. Perhaps the president was planning to travel on Marine One, which is occasionally grounded by the Secret Service.

But the sight of dignitaries arriving at other sites outside Paris, including Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron, led some foreign policy analysts to speculate the U.S. commander in chief just wasn’t up for it.

“It’s incredible that a president would travel to France for this significant anniversary — and then remain in his hotel room watching TV rather than pay in person his respects to the Americans who gave their lives in France for the victory gained 100 years ago tomorrow,” David Frum, who served as a speechwriter to former president George W. Bush, wrote in tweets. Trump is actually staying at the U.S. ambassador’s residence in Paris.

So began a weekend in which Trump — battling on a number of political fronts in Washington — seemed distracted and disengaged. Trump left Washington as the list of White House worries piled up: newly empowered Democrats, criticism of his pick for acting attorney general and backlash over his personal attacks against journalists.

Trump was in France in body but appeared unenthusiastic in spirit.

The White House said Chief of Staff John F. Kelly and Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, would attend the Belleau ceremony in the Trumps’ absence, but Frum suggested Trump could have tried to scramble a motorcade to keep his schedule.

The cemetery has 2,288 gravesites honoring those who died, including many Americans. The names of 1,060 more Americans who went missing and whose bodies were not recovered are engraved on the walls of the site.

Yup, it's raining so Don says, Screw the Dead Heros of WWI. He's really disgusting.
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Re: (IT RAINED!)Trump cancels visit to Aisne Marne American Cemetery, marking the ferocious Battle of Belleau Wood
Posted by: bfd
Date: November 10, 2018 01:09PM
He'd probably melt.
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Re: (IT RAINED!)Trump cancels visit to Aisne Marne American Cemetery, marking the ferocious Battle of Belleau Wood
Posted by: GGD
Date: November 10, 2018 01:12PM
Any golf courses nearby?
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Re: (IT RAINED!)Trump cancels visit to Aisne Marne American Cemetery, marking the ferocious Battle of Belleau Wood
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: November 10, 2018 01:18PM
I bet he doesn't miss Putin's meeting.
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Re: (IT RAINED!)Trump cancels visit to Aisne Marne American Cemetery, marking the ferocious Battle of Belleau Wood
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: November 10, 2018 01:24PM
Midterms are over... the dead don't vote (in this case neither do their wives or kids)... Battlefields makes his bonespur PTSD flare up... There was no McDonalds there... WW1 is so yesterday...There was a Jerry Lewis Marathon on TV...



“No persons are more frequently wrong, than those who will not admit they are wrong.” -- François de La Rochefoucauld

"Those who cannot accept the past are condemned to revise it." -- Geo. Mathias
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Re: (IT RAINED!)Trump cancels visit to Aisne Marne American Cemetery, marking the ferocious Battle of Belleau Wood
Posted by: hal
Date: November 10, 2018 01:57PM
Any time Trump is not out making a fool of himself is ok with me.
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Re: (IT RAINED!)Trump cancels visit to Aisne Marne American Cemetery, marking the ferocious Battle of Belleau Wood
Posted by: samintx
Date: November 10, 2018 04:04PM
Poor baby. Probably doesn’t have an umbrella or rain coat. What a lame excusefacepalm
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Re: (IT RAINED!)Trump cancels visit to Aisne Marne American Cemetery, marking the ferocious Battle of Belleau Wood
Posted by: $tevie
Date: November 10, 2018 05:00PM
He is such a poor excuse for a human being. The majority in this country needs to run full page ads in foreign papers disowning him.



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Re: (IT RAINED!)Trump cancels visit to Aisne Marne American Cemetery, marking the ferocious Battle of Belleau Wood
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: November 11, 2018 09:02AM
Well, at least he knows how to salute...

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Re: (IT RAINED!)Trump cancels visit to Aisne Marne American Cemetery, marking the ferocious Battle of Belleau Wood
Posted by: Manlove
Date: November 11, 2018 09:31AM
It was in order to avoid getting his hair in a flap...literally.
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Re: (IT RAINED!)Trump cancels visit to Aisne Marne American Cemetery, marking the ferocious Battle of Belleau Wood
Posted by: Yoyodyne ArtWorks
Date: November 11, 2018 01:08PM
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Manlove
It was in order to avoid getting his hair in a flap...literally.

Sadly (pathetically, really) I think you’re exactly right. Though it would have been hilarious to see him arrive wearing a MAGA baseball cap.







Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/11/2018 01:12PM by Yoyodyne ArtWorks.
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Re: (IT RAINED!)Trump cancels visit to Aisne Marne American Cemetery, marking the ferocious Battle of Belleau Wood
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: November 11, 2018 01:19PM






In tha 360. MRF User Map
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Re: (IT RAINED!)Trump cancels visit to Aisne Marne American Cemetery, marking the ferocious Battle of Belleau Wood
Posted by: $tevie
Date: November 11, 2018 09:06PM
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Filliam H. Muffman


This is what a PRESIDENT looks like.
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Re: (IT RAINED!)Trump cancels visit to Aisne Marne American Cemetery, marking the ferocious Battle of Belleau Wood
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: November 11, 2018 10:25PM
It's more complicated than that.

He refused to take part in the procession, insisted on flying in and then refused to walk out to Marine One in the rain.

Then the White House issued a statement that it was unsafe to fly a military helicopter in the rain.

A military helicopter like this one:





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