Taking a beat down in public in America and Europe as looking ‘weak’ over not showing up for a World War I tribute to American soldiers in France that the leaders of France and Germany DID attend even with bad weather?….
Donald Trump has thrown the blame on his protection people in the Secret Service….
He would have been taken to the site by a Marine helicopter that can fly in almost any kind of weather, or be driven by motorcade like the other leaders got to the event…
Still fighting political flaps that arose during his weekend in France, President Donald Trump said Tuesday that the Secret Service nixed a visit to a cemetery in the rain because the motorcade would have shut down Paris.
“When the helicopter couldn’t fly to the first cemetery in France because of almost zero visibility, I suggested driving,” Trump tweeted. “Secret Service said NO, too far from airport & big Paris shutdown.”
Trump took heat back home after the White House announced it had canceled a trip to Aisne-Marne American Cemetery and Memorial near Paris “due to scheduling and logistical difficulties caused by the weather,” including rain and fog.
The statement said nothing about a possible motorcade. Trump, who traveled to Paris for a series of events commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, spent Saturday afternoon out of the public eye.
Tommy Vietor, a spokesman for the National Security Council for President Barack Obama, called Trump’s second guessing of the Secret Service “a lie.”
The Secret Service “advises on security but the President makes the final call,” Vietor said on Twitter. “He chose to skip the memorial.”….
Add the Secret Service to long list of government agencies that Donald Trump has kicked in public for his won benefit and whims….
HNX-1 ‘s Marine’s regularly fly their Marine One Helo’s in bad weather when the President wants to go someplace…It is laughable to contend that the an American Presidential ‘security bubble ‘ precludes him from going anyplace on the planet…