French President Emmanuel Macron touched down in Washington the day prior to this. After arriving to Blair House, the presidential visitor quarters, he and his spouse, Brigitte, strolled to the Lincoln Memorial, surrounded through safety brokers and reporters.
Later, the couple had a personal dinner with the Trumps at Mount Vernon. On the menu: lemon-ricotta agnolotti with citrus butter, ballotine of Dover sole, and chocolate soufflé.
But nowadays, the 2 leaders get to trade.
There will likely be a an army welcome at the South Lawn round nine a.m. ET. Afterward, Trump and Macron will meet and hang a joint press convention. In the wake of the US-French moves in Syria, questions stay about Trump’s willingness to care for an army presence in Syria as Macron has suggested his US counterpart to do. Trump’s harsh new new business means has resulted in fears of a business struggle. And a fast-approaching time limit at the Iran deal additionally looms massive.
Tweeting on Monday afternoon, Macron previewed his message to Trump.
“The United States and France share a long history, we have led revolutions together to defend freedom and democracy,” he wrote. “It is our turn to live up to the example set by our history.”