|French President Emmanuel Macron|
At a ceremony on today commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, French President Emmanuel Macron delivered a direct slap at Donald Trump’s “America first” approach to international affairs.
“Nationalism is a betrayal of patriotism,” said Macron. “By saying, ‘Our interests first, who cares about the others,’ we erase what a nation holds dearest, what gives it life, what gives it grace and what is essential: its moral values.”
Trump, along with 80 other world leaders, was sitting just feet away from Macron at the time.
The Trumpster famously declared himself a “nationalist” recently as he campaigned for the midterm elections.
The video below shows the world’s leaders gathering for the ceremony, including Russian President Vladimir Putin, whom Trump beamed at seeing, as well as part of Macron’s speech.
The Faces of Macron, Merkel and Trump as Putin Approaches#ArmisticeDay100 #VeteransDay #SundayMorning pic.twitter.com/y3ENHsBZNr
— Ron L Pitts™ (@RonLPitts) November 11, 2018
This comes just a day after Trump decided to skip a ceremony at an American cemetery honoring fallen WWI soldiers because of a light fall of rain.
The Twitterverse was more than happy to show off tons of photos of President Obama at past Memorial Day events in the rain.
This is a real leader @realDonaldTrump. The rain…seriously? You have no idea what we go through in war and that’s why us Vets should hold a special place in society. Thank you @BarackObama for being a pure class act! #Resist pic.twitter.com/M6uWy7m06c
— Doc T. (@Recon7997) November 10, 2018
Hey @realDonaldTrump here’s a picture of President Obama in the rain supporting his American troops on Memorial Day. Sad to know you’re too much of a gerber baby to go outside to pay homage to our American hero’s. pic.twitter.com/309elqRiXw
— Zach Dendas (@Zdendas1) November 10, 2018
You commemorate wars, not celebrate them. Also, you don’t pull a no-show because of rain. What a joke of leadership and respect. Thank God @BarackObama wasn’t afraid of melting in the rain. pic.twitter.com/mJlvoTEoC0
— Bethany Primrose (@BethanyPrimrose) November 10, 2018
President Obama takes stage on Memorial Day in the rain. pic.twitter.com/6clLHibhmK
— Jeffy “Rainproof” Sessions the Thoyd (@JeffytheThoyd) November 10, 2018
This is what a real leader looks like. pic.twitter.com/5lDDQXxKUb
— Louise Seeley (@liberrygirl65) November 10, 2018