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Bastille Day: Macron thanks US for WWI support

15 July 2017

However, Donald Snr is also causing shock waves from across the pond following his "creepy" comment about the French First Lady, Brigitte Macron.

At one point, Trump offered a hug to the French first lady, who was sucked into the handshake herself immediately after.

On social media, many users blasted Trump's comments, calling them "creepy" and "inappropriate".

"You're in such good shape", the Trump said, eyeing Brigitte up and down.

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In May, the two leaders shared a long, tense handshake when they met for the first time in Brussels, an exchange Macron later described as "not innocent".

They reunited the next morning for the Bastille Day parade, which marks the storming of the Bastille on July 14, 1789, a key moment in France's fight for independence.

The encounter happened during a tour of the Hôtel National des Invalides, a museum complex in central Paris that houses the tomb of Napoleon Bonaparte.

Trump has choice seating at the military parade, where Macron invited him as the guest of honor to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the USA entry into World War I.

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After leaving France on Friday, Trump tweeted a photo of himself with Macron at the parade.

Demonstrators, waving flags and carrying placards denouncing Trump's policies, marched in the streets as Trump was welcomed by French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday.

President Trump likes a military parade, especially ones where United States troops will be included. Macron said he "respected" Trump's decision but France remained committed to the accord. During the French election, Trump praised Macron's opponent, far-right leader Marine Le Pen, for being tough on borders in her country. Mrs. Trump concluded her day by joining her husband for dinner with President and Mrs. Macron at Le Jules Verne Restaurant in the Eiffel Tower.

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Bastille Day: Macron thanks US for WWI support