Trump Skips Out On Visiting WWI Cemetery Due To Rain—And People Hit Back In The Best Way ????

The President of the United States of America, Donald Trump, canceled a planned visit to the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery. The cemetery in France is the final resting place of American soldiers and Marines killed in the battle of Belleau Wood.

This year marks the 100th anniversary since the horrific fight, where over 1800 American military personnel lost their lives.

Trump, who is in France for the anniversary, refused to attend the ceremony due to the rain.

The White House delegation to visit the memorial was led by Chief of Staff, retired General John Kelly. However, the President’s absence was a surprise to most everyone involved.

The White House released a statement that the POTUS would be unable to attend due to “scheduling and logistical difficulties caused by the weather”.

Official sources, including George W. Bush’s former speech writer, called the president out.

While rain can cause certain logistical challenges in transport, French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau were able to attend the event without issue.

While there, the world leaders unveiled a plaque, commemorating the battle.

People could not believe Trump’s absence.

And the comparison to how a past President handled rain was made.

Obama’s former security adviser, Ben Rhodes, spoke about the hypocrisy of the situation.

Rhodes stated:

“Trump will use the US Military for a pre-election political stunt but sits in his hotel instead of honoring those who fought and died for America.”

H/T: Huffington Post, Reuters