Donald Trump’s weekend visit to Paris was marred by controversy when the 45th president of the United States skipped a memorial service honouring soldiers who lost their lives during the First World War — because it was raining.
“These soldiers fought tirelessly through brutal conditions, so of course Trump cancelled his trip to the cemetery due to rain,” Colbert quipped.
And while Trump did manage to make it to some other ceremonies, Colbert joked, “The other leaders said mean things,” — especially French President Emmanuel Macron, who denounced the concept of nationalism, which Trump had pointedly embraced during the run-up to the midterm elections.
In his speech, Macron decried nationalism as the “betrayal” of patriotism, which led to news stories insisting Macron’s words were a veiled insult at Trump.
“A man gave a speech about the importance of moral values and everyone assumes he was insulting our president,” Colbert mused before speculating on their inner monologues — especially when Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived. Watch:
Meanwhile, one French meteorologist had her own theory for why Trump missed the ceremony: