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Trump Just Refused To Walk With Other Leaders for Armistice Day and Arrived Late For Minute of Silence

Donald Trump and wife Melania Trump arrived separately from other world leaders to an event marking the end of World War I on Sunday, missing the exact moment of the armistice 100 years ago.

Trump traveled separately from other world leaders, who took a bus from the Elysee Palace to the Arc de Triomphe for a commemoration ceremony marking the centennial of the armistice. Multiple news outlets reported that Trump was not present when other leaders arrived and walked side-by-side and bells tolled to mark 100 years since the fighting ended.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement that Trump arrived separately “due to security protocols.”

A topless female protester managed to make it within a few meters of Trump’s motorcade as he drove down the Champs-Élysées. The protester had the words “Fake Peacemaker” written on her chest, and she was stopped by French police after running into the street.

One leader Trump did cozy up to? Vladimir Putin.

Putin flashed Trump a thumbs up after the men shook hands at a ceremony marking the centennial of World War I’s end.

The interaction near the Arc de Triomphe ceremonies is believed to be the first between the men this weekend, ahead of a multinational lunch that both will attend.

Putin, arriving after Trump to the weekend’s primary commemoration ceremony around 11 a.m. Sunday, shook Trump’s hand while walking past him.

After getting a thumbs up from Putin, a staple of the American president’s own body language, Trump patted the Russian leader on the back.

Some experts believe that Trump and Putin may still have talks on Sunday, despite public disavowals from Trump, who said they will instead have in-depth discussions at the G-20 summit in Argentina later this year.

Although original plans to meet in Paris were scrapped, Trump injected acrimony into their once-close relationship, tweeting Friday night that had Macron made “very insulting” remarks about needing a European military. Trump and Macron met in person Saturday and greeted each other warmly, despite the tweet.

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