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General News    H3'ed 11/11/18

Trump blasted for skipping WWI event due to rain

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President Donald Trump has come under attack after he cancelled a visit to a World War I memorial cemetery in France on Saturday because of the rain. Trump, who flew to Paris to commemorate 100 years since the end of World War I, was due to visit the Aisne-Marne American cemetery in Belleau located on the site of a World War I battle. During that battle, over 1,800 Americans troops were killed. However, Trump called off the visit with the White House citing “scheduling and logistical difficulties caused by the weather” as the reason for the cancellation. Chief of Staff John Kelly and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joe Dunford were instead sent to the ceremony which was attended by other world leaders.
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Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.

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