PARIS | Trump opens armistice visit to France with jab at Macron

PARIS | Trump opens armistice visit to France with jab at Macron

PARIS — President Donald Trump is shifting his postelection focus with a weekend trip to Paris, joining an international commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I. He wasted no time mixing it up with his host, tweeting as he arrived in France that President Emmanuel Macron had made an “insulting” proposal to build up Europe’s military to counter the U.S., China and Russia.

Trump arrived in France late Friday, days after Americans delivered a split referendum on his presidency in the midterm congressional election, keeping the Senate in his party’s control but ceding the House to opposition Democrats.

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