Trump Is Hiding In His Hotel Room While Other World Leaders Honor WWI Troops

While other world leaders attend memorials honoring those who fought and died in World War I, Donald Trump is sitting in his hotel room.

Trump and first lady Melania Trump had planned a visit to the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery and Memorial in France but backed out due to “scheduling and logistical difficulties caused by the weather.”

In Trump’s place, the White House sent chief of staff John Kelly and secretary of state Mike Pompeo. Apparently, only these two men could withstand rain.

Meanwhile, Trump is holed up in his hotel room presumably doing what he always does: Watching cable news and putting the finishing touches on some unhinged Twitter rants.

According to ex-Obama foreign policy advisor Ben Rhodes, the reason for Trump ditching the event just ahead of Veteran’s Day is bogus because the White House always has a backup plan in the event of bad weather.

In a tweet, Rhodes said, “There is always a rain option. Always.”

Rhodes further piled on Trump for missing the event, saying the president is happy to use American troops as a pre-election political prop, but when it comes time to actually honor them, he can’t be bothered.

Other world leaders weren’t afraid of the rain

It’s also important to note that other world leaders went forward with plans to visit World War I memorials, even while Trump said the weather made it impossible for him to do so.

According to Axios, “French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau all appeared to go ahead with plans to visit World War I memorials.” 

Trump may blame the rain for ditching an event to honor U.S. troops, but it’s clear that he’s simply a lazy president who enjoys having the title and attention of the office without actually putting in any meaningful work.

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