Donald Trump attacked for skipping Armistice commemoration 'because it was raining'

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Donald Trump attacked for skipping Armistice commemoration 'because it was raining'

Postby DuncaninFrance » Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:18 pm

Now I have heard it all...............

"It was intended to be a solemn occasion for the US president to pay tribute to the bravery and sacrifice of American soldiers in the First World War, the day before commemorations of the centenary of the Armistice that brought peace.

Instead, Donald Trump sparked rancorous criticism after cancelling a visit at the last minute to an American war cemetery near Paris because of rain.

Winston Churchill’s grandson led the chorus of derision after the White House called off attendance at the event for “scheduling and logistical difficulties caused by the weather”.

Nicolas Soames, the Conservative MP for Mid Sussex and a grandson of Churchill, said: “They died with their face to the foe and that pathetic inadequate Donald Trump couldn’t even defy the weather to pay his respects to The Fallen.”

Commentators pointed out that the Aisne Marne American cemetery, where nearly 2,300 US soldiers are buried on the site of the Battle of Belleau Wood, is only 50 miles from Paris. Ben Rhodes, a former senior advisor to Barack Obama, said: “There is always a rain option. Always.”

David Frum, a former speechwriter for President George W Bush, tweeted that Mr Trump had “shirked on grounds of weather the job of honouring those who fought and died in rain and mud 100 years ago.”


IT IS ABOUT TIME THAT SOMEONE TOLD THIS POMPOUS, SELF CENTERED TWAT WHERE TO GET OFF INSULTING THOSE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES KEEPING THE FREEDOM HE NOW HAS............
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Re: Donald Trump attacked for skipping Armistice commemoration 'because it was raining'

Postby Niner » Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:56 pm

Hey! Go easy on him. He was tired out from all the flying around making campaign speeches. And ...he had bone spurs once you know that keeps him from going anywhere remotely connected with war. Have a little mercy. And he's old and could have gotten a cold or something standing around in the rain. :loco:
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Re: Donald Trump attacked for skipping Armistice commemoration 'because it was raining'

Postby DuncaninFrance » Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:59 am

I wish............................ :roll:
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Re: Donald Trump attacked for skipping Armistice commemoration 'because it was raining'

Postby Niner Delta » Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:32 pm

I bought a new hat last week.......... :mrgreen:

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Re: Donald Trump attacked for skipping Armistice commemoration 'because it was raining'

Postby Niner » Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:02 pm

The Guardian. Maybe if he had had a hat?

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