Trump skips visit to hallowed military cemetery because it rained

Snowflakes melt in the rain, apparently.

Don’t misinterpret this, haters. It’s not that he doesn’t know how to use an umbrella (which he doesn’t, apparently), or even that his bone spurs were acting up due to low barometric pressure.

It’s that if he can’t arrive in his helicopter, he’s not even going to bother.

From the UK’s Independent:

Donald Trump‘s visit to a First World War cemetery was called off by the White House because of poor weather.

The US leader was set to visit the Aisne-Marne American cemetery in the French village of Belleau – the site of a 1918 battle in which the Americans and French repelled German forces. More than 1,800 Americans died there.    

The battle looms large in the history of the US Marine Corps.

Mr Trump was supposed to participate in a wreath-laying and a moment of silence at the site, but heavy rain prevented him from arriving via helicopter to the site, which is more than 50 miles east of the French capital.

That’s okay. Why should Trump visit a cemetery from some war he’s never even heard of? He’s got dozens of paranoid tweets to send out and even more hardworking, conscientious reporters to berate.

White House chief of staff John Kelly, a retired Marine Corps general, his wife and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit instead.

Guess they’re not afraid of a slightly moist, 100-year-old war zone. Good to know someone has our backs.

“Yes, we can … stand in the rain for a few minutes.”


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