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The French Honored American Soldiers At Arlington National Cemetery — Trump Did Not

Boy, Trump is having a really bad week.

First, Trump lost majorly on Election Day, with Democrats taking at least 37 seats in the House, and that number could climb as votes are still being counted in California.

Then Trump had his fiasco in Paris, France, where he infuriated Americans when he decided to skip a visit to a French cemetery to honor our war dead from World War I. Trump’s reason for skipping? It was raining.

On Monday, Trump became the first president since John F. Kennedy not to show up at Arlington National Cemetery to honor our fallen soldiers and observe Veterans Day. Instead, Trump hid away in the White House, where it’s been reported he “retreated into a cocoon of bitterness and resentment.”

“Behind the scenes, they say, the president has lashed out at several aides,” sketching “a picture of a brooding president ‘trying to decide who to blame’ for Republicans’ election losses, even as he publicly and implausibly continues to claim victory.”

Do you know who did honor our troops on Veteran’s Day?

The French.

The French embassy here in the United States posted the following tweet Monday afternoon, which was then retweeted over 9,000 times since then:

This was despite the fact that Trump has been attacking France on trade and NATO funding and even poking fun at the approval rating of Emmanuel Macron. While the tweet posted by the French embassy was likely an effort to simply show their respect towards a key ally during World War I, and not an effort to troll the president, many individuals in the president’s circle may not see it that way.

Twitter agreed:

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