Macron's European army proposal 'very insulting', says Trump as he lands in France.

But calling our European allies a "national security threat" to justify steel and aluminum tariffs isn't insulting. Got it.
French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel unveil commemorative plaque at the spot where the Armistice ending World War I was signed 100 years ago #armistice100

American president* MIA – again.
There would be a "Stormy weather" joke in here, if the event wasn't so somber. #100yearsago #armistice100
Thread. An act of profound disrespect to American citizens, veterans, allies and especially those who gave all. #Armistice100
"They died with their face to the foe and pathetic inadequate Trump couldn’t even defy the weather to pay his respects to The Fallen"

Winston Churchill’s grandson @NSoames scorches Trump for skipping US military cemetery visit due to drizzle #Armistice100…
TT @EmmanuelMacron: "Patriotism is the exact opposite of nationalism: nationalism is treason. By saying "our interests first and what do the others matter!", we erase what a nation has most precious, what makes it live: its moral values." #ArmisticeDay100
In World War I remembrance, France’s @EmmanuelMacron denounces nationalism as a "betrayal of patriotism" and warns against “old demons coming back to wreak chaos and death” (h/t @StollmeyerEU) #Armistice100 #ArmisticeDay100…
Honor the troops – but only in fair weather.

Trump’s decision to cancel his visit to an American military cemetery near Paris denounced by government officials, historians, and fellow Republicans #VeteransDay #ArmisticeDay100
VA Secretary has begun planning budget cuts requested by Trump (h/t @Marmel) #VeteransDay…
This isolation/ostracization is punctuated by the cancellation of Trump's trip to Ireland, which was to follow his Paris visit, due to the planned massive protests #ArmisticeDay100 #VeteransDay…
Flashback on #VeteransDay: Trump impugns the patriotism of our men and women in uniform because no one raised their hand to decline a pay raise to pay down the GOP deficit
#Macron: "Nationalism is a betrayal of patriotism. In saying 'Our interests first, whatever happens to the others' you erase the most precious thing a nation can have, that which makes it live, that which makes it great: its moral values" #ArmisticeDay100
Kremlin pool reporter: "Never had Agent Donald been so close to failure."

(a Stirlitz reference, from the famous Soviet TV series "Seventeen Moments of Spring" about a Soviet spy in Nazi Germany (h/t @sokol_eugen)
"I’m about to lose everything that I own & become homeless. I don’t want to be that veteran on the street begging for change because I haven’t received what I was promised"

Vets haven't received GI Bill benefits for months due to issues at VA #VeteransDay…
Poor reviews for the Mar-a-Lago troika.

"People have been coming in & out of the VA like it’s a revolving door .. Over 45,000 jobs sit vacant at VA, and the department has not had a permanent chief information officer since Trump's election." #VeteransDay
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