Two days after he canceled a planned visit to the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery because of rainy conditions, the French Army is hopping on the wave of backlash targeting President Trump in the wake of his last-minute cancelation.
According to the White House’s explanation for the cancellation, the “zero visibility” conditions made it too dangerous for Trump and his delegation to travel to the commemoration for WWI America soldiers via helicopter — which left some wondering why he didn’t just travel by car like French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
In a post to its official Twitter account, the French army shared an image of soldier training in the train, using the hashtag #MondayMotivation and he caption, “Il y a de la pluie, mais c’est pas grave,” which translates to, “it is raining, but it doesn’t matter.”
The French Army’s apparent troll tweet comes on the heels of other current and former word officials expressing their displeasure with Trump’s actions.
“They died with their face to the foe and that pathetic inadequate @realDonaldTrump couldn’t even defy the weather to pay his respects to The Fallen,” Nicholas Soames, a British politician and grandson of Winston Churchill, tweeted.
“I helped plan all of President Obama’s trips for 8 years,” former Obama administration official Ben Rhodes tweeted. “There is always a rain option. Always.”
“It’s incredible that a president would travel to France for this significant anniversary – and then remain in his hotel room watching TV rather than pay in person his respects to the Americans who gave their lives in France for the victory gained 100 years ago tomorrow,” conservative commentator and author David Frum tweeted.
The French army’s tweet had a pretty sizable response from people looking to get their digs in:
Our courageux président is ready for your obstacle…as soon as it stops raining! pic.twitter.com/mW0hv8lmIS
— durrati (@durrati) November 12, 2018
Trump is very willing to brave the rain when there’s something in it for him…!! pic.twitter.com/g9zBukax2o
— Kathleen Gallo (@katstails) November 12, 2018
— The Resistance (@ResistanceNOW77) November 12, 2018
"As we sit here in the rain, thinking how uncomfortable we must be these minutes as our suits get wet and our hair gets wet and our shoes get wet, I think it's all the more fitting that we remember on that day, in Dieppe, the rain wasn't rain, it was bullets.” — Justin Trudeau
— Lat33North (@Lat33North) November 12, 2018
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