By: Kyle James | 11-13-2018 | News
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President Trump Says Secret Service Wouldn't Allow Him To Attend WW1 Ceremony

Last week, The Goldwater reported on an important ceremony taking place at Westminster Abbey in England where the 100th anniversary of the end of WW1 was being celebrated. The ceremony marked the end to a war that cost millions of Allied Soldiers' lives.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Stumbled across this tonight while walking by <a href="https://twitter.com/TowerOfLondon?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@TowerOfLondon</a> - an extremely moving installation commemorating the end of <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/WW1?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#WW1</a>. Was beautiful to listen to - video doesn’t do it justice. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/London?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#London</a> <a href="https://t.co/6ybWC2yTiM">pic.twitter.com/6ybWC2yTiM</a></p>&mdash; Susan Russell (@sunshinesuz) <a href="https://twitter.com/sunshinesuz/status/1059152338202566657?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 4, 2018</a></blockquote>

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The celebration included massive shows and performances including loudspeaker music and thousands of poppies and night lights. Sadly, President Trump was forced to cancel his visit to the wondrous ceremony that marked a century since the "War to end all wars". He tweeted about the fault of the cancellation landing upon the Secret Service but the tweet was quickly deleted. "By the way, when the helicopter couldn’t fly to the first cemetery in France because of almost zero visibility, I suggested driving. Secret Service said NO, too far from airport & big Paris shutdown. Speech next day at American Cemetary in the pouring rain! Little reported-Fake News!" Trump Tweeted.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">🇬🇧 London -November 2018. Field of rememberance for the British soldiers of WWI <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/peace?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#peace</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/WW1?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#WW1</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/centenaire?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#centenaire</a> <a href="https://t.co/jbLsE2FbbU">pic.twitter.com/jbLsE2FbbU</a></p>&mdash; 🦓Dominique Hoffman📚🖋️ (@zebras54) <a href="https://twitter.com/zebras54/status/1059194649288433665?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 4, 2018</a></blockquote>

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President Trump says the Secret Service was the reason he was forced to cancel his visit to the historic ceremony which also featured the German Chancellor, German President, and several other European political figures such as Queen Elizabeth. White House Press Secretary said in a statement, "Yesterday, because of near-zero visibility, Marine One was unable to fly, as had been planned. A car ride of two and a half hours, each way, would have required closures to substantial portions of the Paris roadways for the President’s motorcade, on short notice. President Trump did not want to cause that kind of unexpected disruption to the city and its people."

In place of the president, Chief of staff John Kelly and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford were quickly shuttled to the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery. Although the president didn't get to make it himself to the ceremony, he still offered his own words to commemorate World War 1. During the speech, a light rain poured down but he continued with his speech even making a joke about the weather.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">……MAKE FRANCE GREAT AGAIN!</p>&mdash; Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) <a href="https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1062333882610171907?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 13, 2018</a></blockquote>

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"You look so comfortable up there under cover while we are getting drenched," Trump joked during his speech. "You're very smart people." The president poked at the French president's approval ratings tweeting, "MAKE FRANCE GREAT AGAIN!" after Macron's veiled rebuke to Trump comparing nationalism as the opposite of patriotism. "By the way, there is no country more Nationalist than France, very proud people-and rightfully so!" Trump tweeted,

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The problem is that Emmanuel suffers from a very low Approval Rating in France, 26%, and an unemployment rate of almost 10%. He was just trying to get onto another subject. By the way, there is no country more Nationalist than France, very proud people-and rightfully so!……..</p>&mdash; Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) <a href="https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1062333534214520832?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 13, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Trump's tweets about France quickly turned into a tangent and soon he was remarking on the country's wine. Trump accused France of not engaging in fair trade practices with the U.S. over its wine industries.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">On Trade, France makes excellent wine, but so does the U.S. The problem is that France makes it very hard for the U.S. to sell its wines into France, and charges big Tariffs, whereas the U.S. makes it easy for French wines, and charges very small Tariffs. Not fair, must change!</p>&mdash; Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) <a href="https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1062331024426913792?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 13, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Source: https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/president-trump-blames-secret-service-canceled-visit-wwi/story?id=59160398

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Anonymous No. 42311 2018-11-14 : 20:31

OPPS I see my earlier comment got erase.

BTW: It supported Trump's choice not to tie up traffic.

Because I exp. a mini version of it Augusta Ga about week and 1/2 ago with the VP heading to a local area Campaign rally.

Anonymous No. 42359 2018-11-15 : 10:23

Fake news in action. Our

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