Melania Trump will always have Paris

Trump and Macron dine above Paris as leaders look past climate pact differences

Trump and Macron dine above Paris as leaders look past climate pact differences

Donald Trump Jr also said he would rethink his own conduct in agreeing to the meeting in the first place.

Donald Trump has been accused of sexism over "creepy" remarks praising the figure of French President Emmanuel Macron's wife Brigitte.

The U.S. head of state, who is on his third trip to Europe since taking office, arrived in Paris Thursday morning for Bastille Day celebrations, in a diplomatic move to soften divergence with France by seeking common ground on security and fight against terrorism.

"As far as I'm concerned, I remain extremely attached to the framework of the Paris Accord, which has been a major worldwide breakthrough", he said at the joint press conference. The First Lady and the President then participated in an arrival ceremony with President and Mrs. Macron, followed by a tour of Les Invalides.

The June 9 meeting involved a lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, who was described to Mr Trump Jr as a "Russian government lawyer" who had incriminating information on Mrs Clinton.

He said gathering opposition research on rivals during an election campaign was standard practice and that "most people would have taken that meeting".

Objections against Trump's visit to France have so far been muted, with the government insisting on the need to build bridges with the White House and avoid Trump becoming isolated internationally.

Macron, who was elected decisively in May and bolstered by legislative successes for his new political party, views himself as a bridge between Europe and the United States, his advisers have said.

"I think from a practical standpoint most people would have taken that meeting", Trump said.

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"I respect the decision of President Trump", Macron said, adding: "I remain attached to the Paris accord".

Trump was asked about his son's meeting a day after Christopher Wray, his nominee to head the Federal Bureau of Investigation told the Senate Judiciary Committee at his confirmation hearing that he would advise politicians that "any threat or effort to interfere with our election from any nation state or any non-state actor is the kind of thing the Federal Bureau of Investigation would want to know".

Trump has poor relations with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and will be the centre of attention in what is expected to be a stormy G20 meeting between leading nations in Hamburg, Germany, on Friday and Saturday.

"Hello. Bonjour! How are you?" she said, upon entering a playroom where children gathered around tables laden with building blocks.

"My willingness is to continue to work with the United States", Macron told reporters of the two leaders' disagreements regarding the Paris Agreement, according to The Times.

At 39, Macron is the youngest French President in modern times; the 71-year-old Trump is the oldest elected US President in history.

Trump said he originally had no plans to attend, but he chose to accept the invitation of Macron when he considered the date's importance in French and American history.

But Trump hinted at a softening of his position, saying: "Something could happen with respect to the Paris accord". She's all right. If we see her, we see her.

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