FRANCE: Macron Invites Trump To Visit For Bastille Day

The New York Times reports:

They have had their differences, but when President Emmanuel Macron of France and President Trump spoke by telephone on Tuesday about the threat of a new chemical weapons attack by Syria, Mr. Macron seized the opportunity and invited Mr. Trump to Paris for Bastille Day.

It was not immediately clear whether Mr. Trump would accept the invitation, which was also extended to his wife, Melania, according to a statement from the Élysée Palace. But the traditional military parade in Paris on this Bastille Day, July 14, will also commemorate the 100th anniversary of America’s entry into World War I to fight alongside the French, British and other Allies.

More from Reuters:

The United States has not confirmed whether President Donald Trump will accept an invitation by President Emmanuel Macron to attend France’s annual July 14 Bastille day celebrations, government spokesman Christophe Castaner said on Wednesday.

“We confirmed this week the invitation and our services are working on the basis that president trump comes,” Castaner told reporters at a weekly news conference. “It’s neither confirmed today nor rejected.”

UPDATE: Trump has accepted.