70 leaders of Allied countries walk down Champ-Elysees to commemorate the cease-fire that ended The Great War.
#ArmisticeDay100 ceremonies mark the 100th anniversary of that moment. America & Russia were absent from this symbolic act, let us hope this is not a terrifying warning.
Patriotism is the exact opposite of nationalism. Nationalism is a betrayal of patriotism. By putting our own interests first, with no regard for others, we erase the very thing that a nation holds dearest, and the thing that keeps it alive: its moral values. https://t.co/w9AltyvMDw
— Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) 11. november 2018
NYT: Trump’s Nationalism, Rebuked at World War I Ceremony, Is Reshaping Much of Europe
Recalling the forces that led to World War I, Mr. Macron warned that “the old demons” have been resurfacing and declared that “giving into the fascination for withdrawal, isolationism, violence, and domination would be a grave error that future generations would very rightly make us responsible for.” Mr. Trump, who recently declared himself “a nationalist,” appeared grim as he listened to the speech through an earpiece and clapped only tepidly afterward.
That very special smile is for Putin. ( bald pate center left) pic.twitter.com/ZGdMfc0Y98
— Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) November 11, 2018
Back home Trump answers in his own way through Twitter:
Emmanuel Macron suggests building its own army to protect Europe against the U.S., China and Russia. But it was Germany in World Wars One & Two – How did that work out for France? They were starting to learn German in Paris before the U.S. came along. Pay for NATO or not!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 13, 2018
Je suis Le Donald.
— Karen Bennett (@KarenBeChirico) November 13, 2018