Monday, 18 December, 2017

Trump criticized for commenting on First Lady of France's 'shape'

Melania Trump shoes heels Melania Trump wears red pumps. REX Shutterstock
Lamar Ellis | 15 July, 2017, 00:19

"Something could happen with respect to the Paris accord", Trump said.

US President Donald Trump has suggested he could change his position on the Paris climate change deal during a gushing news conference with his French counterpart.

Clearly he hadn't made his point clear enough, because he proceeded to turn to the French President and let him know that he was impressed by his wife's body. Some users said that the video made the president look "creepy" while others wondered if the French president is "making a fool" of his US counterpart.

Mr Trump saluted as USA military personnel - some in first World War battledress - opened the march-past with the Arc de Triomphe in the background.

This year's fete down the Champs Élysées was decidedly more American than in years past, with the president and first lady Melania Trump in attendance, and a contingent of us troops marching down the parade route.

After the parade, Trump returned immediately to the US, while Macron was heading to the southern city of Nice, where past year an extremist plowed a truck into the holiday crowd, killing dozens.

He repeated the comment to the French President - 25 years his wife's junior - before saying "Beautiful".

The US president said last month that America, the world's second biggest polluter, would pull out of the Paris agreement, which aims to limit global warming, and has promised to champion US fossil fuels firms.

The two leaders, accompanied by the two first ladies plus ministers and officials watched a military parade on Friday in Paris which took place on the Champs Elysees from the Place de la Concorde.

Kimmel pointed to the next portion of their meeting, which he said showed the 71-year-old Trump trying not to bring up her age. He has also said nobody would vote for Carly Fiorina, his Republican rival for the nomination, because of her appearance.

Binding the two countries above all now is the common fight against Islamist terrorism, and it is on that issue that Trump said his talks with Macron had been most productive. However, right now it is hard to say, how exactly it will settle between the leaders, but it is also hard to imagine that Macron will not wish to address in the typical fashion. If somebody called and said, hey - and you're a Democrat - and by the way, they have taken them - hey, I have really some information on Donald Trump. And I'm coming back.

But it was not long into the question and answer session that the growing controversy surrounding Donald Trump Jr was raised.

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