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The French Army appears to be openly mocking President Donald Trump after he opted out of honoring veterans due to bad weather.
The mocking started just two days after the 45th POTUS canceled a planned visit to honor fallen U.S. troops at the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery amid bad weather.
The tweet, which was spotted by Raw Story and shared on the official Twitter account of L’Armée de Terre — the French Army — included a photo of a rain-soaked French soldier crawling on the muddy and drenched ground.
— Armée de Terre (@armeedeterre) November 12, 2018
Kate Brannen, the editor of Just Security, says the tweet translates to: “It’s raining, but it’s not a big deal. We’re staying motivated.”
Trump’s visit to the final resting place of some 2,289 U.S. troops and the inscribed names of 1,060 more whose bodies were never found was canceled because of bad weather, according to the Washington Post.
The White House claims “near-zero visibility” made it difficult for Trump to travel to the hillside shrine — located 50 miles northeast of Paris — on his presidential helicopter, Marine One.
However, the inclement weather didn’t stop Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and French President Emmanuel Macron “from visiting other sites around Paris,” the Washington Post reports.
The French Army hasn’t directly stated the image is meant to mock President Trump but it does appear to be, in the least, a pretty big coincidence.
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