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READ: French Spokesman Benjamin Griveaux Says ‘November 13, We Were Marking the Murder of 130 of Our People…Common Decency Would Have Been Appropriate’

A rare international rebuke.
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The President received immense backlash when he opted not to commemorate the fallen World War I soldiers buried at Aisne Marne American Cemetery because it was raining.

But if Trump’s sloughing of the memorial surprised people, they may have forgotten what he’d said just a week prior.

Trump lamented at a campaign rally that he’d almost cancelled the event because – after answering questions on the Tree of Life shooting that killed 11 people in Pennsylvania – the wet conditions had given him a bad hair day.

“I said, ‘Maybe I should cancel this arrangement because I have a bad hair day, And the bad news ― somebody said, ‘Actually it looks better than it usually does.’”

The French government has every right to demand decency from the President of the United States on one of France’s most solemn days. Unfortunately, with this president, it seems too much to ask.

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