“Patriotism is the exact opposite of nationalism,” Mr. Macron said in a speech on a dreary, rain-soaked day. “Nationalism is a betrayal of patriotism by saying, ‘our interest first, who cares about the others?’” [New York Times]
POTUS COULDN’T risk a bad hair day. It was raining, after all.
“President@realDonaldTrump a no-show because of raindrops? Those veterans the president didn’t bother to honor fought in the rain, in the mud, in the snow — & many died in trenches for the cause of freedom. Rain didn’t stop them & it shouldn’t have stopped an American president,” wrote former Secretary of State John Kerry, a veteran of the Vietnam War. [Politico]
From Peter Baker, New York Times
PARIS — President Trump’s brand of “America First” nationalism was repudiated on Sunday as leaders from around the globe gathered to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I and reaffirm the international bonds that have once again come under strain.
Stone-faced and unmoved, the American leader listened as President Emmanuel Macron of France used the ceremony at the Arc de Triomphe to denounce self-interested nationalism and extol the sort of globalism and international institutions that Mr. Trump has spent the last two years pulling the United States away from.
The accidental occupant of the White House had a strong reaction to Macron’s rebuke, captured in the photo below.
And POTUS thought he could hop on a plane to Paris to duck what’s happening at home.
A full-scale scandal over the appointment of Matthew Whitaker to Attorney General.
One can imagine the panic in Donald Trump’s myopic little mind.
The notion of what a Democratic realignment in the House could mean for 2020 never crossed his mind. Neither did the peril it brings to his presidency.
People who reject Trump’s view of America have only begun to fight.
In the Paris rain, May 1961, JFK and de Gaulle honor soldiers who gave their lives: pic.twitter.com/4Dh61zgVBI
— Michael Beschloss (@BeschlossDC) November 11, 2018
WATCH: “Nationalism is a betrayal of patriotism,” French President Macron said in a speech just steps from President Trump, coming on the heels of the U.S. president declaring himself a “nationalist.” https://t.co/TmIIfk8QHk pic.twitter.com/mBWv4kxxZ7
— NBC News (@NBCNews) November 11, 2018
.@justintrudeau drops umbrella (& the mic): “As we sit here in the rain, thinking how uncomfortable we must be these minutes as our suits get wet, and our hair gets wet…it’s all the more fitting that we remember on that day in Dieppe the rain wasn’t rain, it was bullets.” pic.twitter.com/lRUTRtt5FB
— Lis Smith (@Lis_Smith) November 10, 2018