French military band dazzles Macron, Trump with Daft Punk rendition

French military band dazzles Macron, Trump with Daft Punk rendition


He also reportedly told her: "You're in such good shape. lovely".

French President Emmanuel Macron welcomed US President Donald Trump with military fanfare and then visited historic military complex at Les Invalides, built by King Louis XIV, where he was met with a large French army reception and joined Macron in inspecting the troops.

The occasion also marked the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entry into World War I. Trump even kissed goodbye to Macron's wife Brigitte without letting go of her husband.

We'll see what happens.

At one point, Trump offered a hug to the French first lady, who was sucked into the handshake herself immediately after.

Before President Trump bid good bye to France, he made time - 25 seconds to be exact - to shake hands with French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife again.

President Trump is in Paris this week after being invited by Mr Macron to celebrate Bastille Day.

It is not the first time Trump has hit the headlines for his dominating grip. Earlier on Friday, Trump watched the commemorative military parade on the Champs-Elysees in Paris.

At a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Belgium in May, the two world leaders met for the first time and engaged in multiple lengthy and awkward handshakes. A tape was released in October weeks before the US Presidential elections where Trump was heard talking about women in a derogatory manner.

Macron later called that handshake a "moment of truth" to show he's not a pushover.

Trump had appeared isolated at a meeting of world leaders last weekend in Germany over his decision to withdraw the USA from the Paris global climate change agreement and his protectionist stance on trade.

French President Emmanuel Macron (eh-mahn-yoo-EHL' mah-KROHN') is positioning himself as the indispensable intermediary between Europe and Donald Trump.

The pair dined at the Eiffel Tower's famous Jules Verne restaurant along with first lady Melania Trump and French first lady Brigitte Macron.

  • Terrell Bush