Melania Trump honors France with floral dress in Paris

Donald Trump admires France, and its first lady, who he greets with bizarre handshake

Donald Trump admires France, and its first lady, who he greets with bizarre handshake

U.S. President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron will take part in Bastille Day celebrations Friday.

People gather to protest against US President Donald Trump's visit, in Paris, July 13, 2017. And if it happens, that'll be wonderful.

"Something could happen with respect to the Paris accord", he said at the press conference while standing next to Mr Macron.

Mr Macron said at the conference: "There is no sudden and unexpected change today, otherwise we would have announced it, but there is the shared intention to continue discussing these issues". In fact, Trump has said repeatedly that Jim doesn't go to Paris at all anymore.

"Europe is a necessity" the French President said, after Mr Trump expressed doubts about climate, the World Trade Organisation and multilateralism.

"We have a number of disagreements which are in particular due to the commitments taken by President Trump. during the presidential campaign", Macron said.

Mr Trump has said the climate deal was unfair to the U.S. but said the country was committed to protecting the environment despite his recent withdrawal decision. Paris was "going to be just fine", Trump said, because France now has a "great" and "tough" president.

During the brief visit, Trump-who sees himself as a transformative figure in U.S. history-will be the guest of honor for Friday's Bastille Day festivities that mark a pivotal point in the French Revolution.

This is Mr Trump's first visit to France as leader. Yet Jim doesn't appear to be accompanying Trump on his first trip as president to the City of Lights.

The pair will dine with their wives at the Jules Verne restaurant on the second floor of the Eiffel Tower Thursday night. Later in the day, she toured Notre Dame and the Seine river with the French First Lady.

In any case, it will be a nice respite for Trump from the mess at home, where his son, Donald Trump Jr., has been fielding questions about why he met with a Russian lawyer during the 2016 presidential campaign. "It was a long time ago, but we are together".

The White House declined to comment on the exchange.

The newly named nominee for Federal Bureau of Investigation director, Christopher Wray, defended the investigation into the conduct of Mr Trump's aides, saying he did not think it was a "witch hunt".

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