READ: French Army Tweets #MondayMotivation Post: ‘There Is Rain, but It Does Not Matter. We Remain Motivated’


The French almost certainly trolled President Donald Trump just days after he canceled a planned visit to the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery to commemorate U.S. soldiers who perished in World War I. Trump’s team claimed that inclement weather scuttled the president’s plans.

“There is rain, but it does not matter,” the French army wrote on Twitter. “We remain motivated.” Accompanying the post: A photo of a rain-soaked recruit crawling through an obstacle course.

The French army’s slight dig at the U.S. president quickly took social media by storm.

The White House canceled Trump’s visit after White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders determined that weather conditions provided “near-zero visibility,” complicating matters for the president, who would have arrived aboard the presidential helicopter Marine One.

“President Trump did not want to cause that kind of unexpected disruption to the city and its people,” Sanders said.

Trump was further criticized for not joining other world leaders who arrived by car.

“The cemetery is 50 miles northeast of Paris, and it was not clear why alternative routes — commonly planned for high-profile events — were not used in this case,” The Washington Post‘s Alex Horton noted.

As Ben Rhodes, who served as former President Barack Obama’s Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications, observed: “There is always a rain option. Always.”

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