White House says cemetery motorcade would’ve been disruptive

Source: The Hill | November 12, 2018 | Michael Burke

The White House said Sunday that President Trump didn’t visit a U.S. military cemetery in the northern part of France because he felt a motorcade would have been disruptive, according to The Associated Press.

Trump was criticized over the weekend for not going to the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery and Memorial in Belleau, where he was supposed to visit to honor Americans who died in World War I.

The White House originally said Trump didn’t visit the cemetery because of the weather, saying the trip was canceled because of “scheduling and logistical difficulties caused by the weather.”

But the AP reported Monday that the White House is now saying Trump didn’t want to disrupt roadways in the area with a last-minute motorcade. Arriving at the cemetery by motorcade would have been Trump’s only option, given the bad weather, which grounded Marine One. 

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  •  EVERYDAY #26374

    Excuses. Excuses. How did the other leaders get to the site?

    Truth is , Donnie didn’t want to associate with Merkel, et al. To him they are riff-raff. Big man on campus can’t be bothered with the little people.

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