Trump lashed by critics after skipping military cemetery visit over rain

Paris was covered in clouds with drizzling rain through most of the day

While Trump was not in attendance for the visit, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joe Dunford went to the American cemetery. He spoke at a separate ceremony near Paris the following day.

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

He really doesn't like rain - so much so that even after berating kneeling National Football League players for supposedly disrespecting war veterans, he decided not to visit the American war cemetery at Belleau in France - a necessary visit, considering he was in France to commemorate those who died in World War I.

Trump had been scheduled to lay a wreath and observe a moment of silence at the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery and Memorial - where more than 1,800 of his countrymen are laid to rest - located adjacent to Belleau Wood and about 60 miles (100 kilometres) northeast of Paris.

His visit to the Suresnes American Cemetery and Memorial in suburban Paris ended a diplomatically hard visit to France, during which Trump endured barbed criticism from French President Emmanuel Macron and other world leaders.

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

"We are getting drenched, you're very smart people", he continued, later complimenting the veterans. But light steady rain and a low cloud ceiling prevented his helicopter from traveling to the site.

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'Patriotism is the exact opposite of nationalism. Also, Trump will not have a formal meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The White House initially said that poor weather had precluded flying a helicopter to Aisne-Marne American Cemetery and Memorial on Saturday.

French president Emmanuel Macron took a pointed shot at Trump, who bragged ahead of the midterms that he was a "nationalist", during the ceremony marking the armistice.

While many were angered by Trump's decision and alleged that he had "dishonoured" fallen U.S. servicemen, others trolled him.

The last minute cancellation prompted widespread criticism on social media and from some officials in Britain and the United States that Trump had "dishonored" US servicemen.

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

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