Macron, without his wife Brigitte, was greeted on the doorstep of the US ambassador's residence by Trump and First Lady Melania Trump.
I was among the journalists, politicians, philanthropists and think tankers who gathered at the Kalorama neighborhood manse to participate in a conversation co-hosted by the Atlantic on the rise of populism in Western liberal democracies. However, he said he was not explicitly endorsing Le Pen.
WASHINGTON (AP) - It seems President Donald Trump is siding with the victor of the French election, at least now that he's won. Earlier this year he managed to grip Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for an astonishing 19 seconds in front of cameras at the White House. The two leaders' knuckles went white during the handshake, according to observers, and Trump seemed to want to disengage first. Lots of very important matters under discussion.
Former reality TV star Trump is known to make visitors flinch with a strong handshake that he often combines with a wrench of the arm to leave his victim off balance. "One of the things we do with our handshakes is we establish comfort".
He notes that the American people chose Trump and adds, "so we are coming to terms with this choice". But France's new President Emmanuel Macron, all of 39, kept his cool when a smiling Donald Trump congratulated him on his "tremendous victory" on Thursday.
Trump arrived to this seaside community late Thursday for the Group of Seven conference where allies will talk about a series of issues from trade to Russian Federation. See the moments here, as recorded by Washington Examiner.
He says: "There have been differences, to be sure, in some past summits, but not a sharp open split like this".
There are so many Trump handshake stories by now, it's hard to know where to begin. Whatever views he may have expressed privately are unknown.
The G-7 leaders also cut a compromise deal to acknowledge Trump's stance on trade.
On Saturday, as the summit concluded in Sicily, Macron said in a press conference that he hopes that the U.S.
"I am still trying to convince the doubters", Merkel said.
In a 10-3 vote, the 4th US Circuit Court of Appeals said the revised travel ban "speaks with vague words of national security, but in context drips with religious intolerance, animus and discrimination", and probably violates the constitution.
The Paris agreement challenges countries of the world to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and limit global warming. "He hasn't made a final decision".
Ever since he left the Middle East, Trump has been reminded how important the issue is to US friends in Europe.