From the White House:
President Donald J. Trump has accepted French President Emmanuel Macron’s invitation to visit France on Bastille Day. President Trump looks forward to reaffirming America’s strong ties of friendship with France, to celebrating this important day with the French people, and to commemorating the 100th anniversary of America’s entry into World War I. The two leaders will further build on the strong counter-terrorism cooperation and economic partnership between the two countries, and they will discuss many other issues of mutual concern.
I doubt the French want Trump around on Bastille Day. But, alors, c’est dommage – that’s too bad.
I suppose Macron is trying to give Trump some kind of honor by inviting him on Bastille Day, maybe to make up for pulling some macho crap and not letting go of his hand when they shook hands during Trump’s Europe trip this spring.
Not too excited about this, because Bastille Day is probably a day on which ISIS would love to pull some kind of stunt.
Anyway, please let it be true that Trump has been working out with handgrips and plans to squeeze Le Macron’s hand until he gets a grimace going on his face and possibly needs an orthopedist.