Trump Joins World Leaders to Mark 100 Years Since End of WWI

Trump Joins World Leaders to Mark 100 Years Since End of WWI

PARIS (AP) — President Donald Trump joined French President Emmanuel Macron and dozens of other world leaders Sunday to the mark 100 years since the end of World War I.

More than 66 leaders gathered on a rainy day in Paris a century after guns fell silent in a global war that killed millions.

Trump was accompanied by first lady Melania Trump at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the base of the Arc de Triomphe.

As he was arriving, at least one woman ran out toward the presidential motorcade with slogans — including the word FAKE — written on her chests. The woman was tackled by police and the motorcade continued uninterrupted.

France was the epicenter of the first global conflict. Its role as host of the main international commemoration highlighted the point that the world mustn’t stumble into war again, as it did so quickly and catastrophically with World War II.

Trump later was attending a leaders’ lunch hosted by Macron. Afterward, he planned to visit and deliver Veterans Day remarks at the Suresnes American Cemetery and Memorial outside Paris where more than 1,500 Americans who died during the war are buried.

Trump had been scheduled to visit a different American cemetery outside of Paris Saturday, but rain grounded the helicopter Trump had planned to take, so he canceled the trip.

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