WASHINGTON — President Trump will travel to Paris for Bastille Day next month at the invitation of French President Emmanuel Macron, White House officials said on Wednesday.
The statement said Mr. Trump would use the July 14 visit to celebrate the French National Day and to mark the 100th anniversary of the entry of the United States into World War I.
“President Trump looks forward to reaffirming America’s strong ties of friendship with France,” the statement said.
But the visit could be contentious, given the history, however short, between the two leaders. During their first meeting in Brussels last month, their prolonged, tightly gripped handshake suggested a tense relationship.
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