Trump plays down climate change differences with Macron

France's Macron Prepares to Welcome Trump, an Unlikely Partner

Macron hopes to return his country to major global standing, including by reaching out to the isolationist Trump.

John Yang has our report.

"It's called opposition research, or research into your opponent", Mr. Trump said. "Politics is not the nicest business in the world", the president also said, "but it's very standard where they have information and you take the information".

Alongside his guest of honour US President Donald Trump, Macron presided over the military parade down the Champs Elysees Avenue with some 3,720 soldiers, including 211 armoured vehicles, 241 horses and 92 jets and helicopters flying over the sky, Xinhua news agency reported. He also said the Russian national involved wasn't a Kremlin lawyer despite the emails shared by his son pitched her as one. About 250 demonstrators gathered Thursday night in the Place de la Republique, a notorious gathering point for leftist demonstrators in the French capital, to establish the ad hoc "zone" with speeches and signs railing against Mr. Trump, his polices and key members of his administration.

Trump arrived with his wife Melania Trump in a black sedan to be greeted in the sunshine by Brigitte Macron, the wife of the French president. Looking at Macron, Trump added: "You better do a good job, please". How was Paris this summer?

"I think all around he's going to have a pretty good time in France", Sire says.

JOHN YANG: Today, he turned it around to flatter his host.




"Don is - as many of you know Don - he's a good boy".

"So I was asked to go by the President, who I get along with very well". And I'm coming back.

The US President has criticised the looks of former presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Carly Fiorina, comedian Rosie O'Donnell, media figure Ariana Huffington and models Kim Kardashian and Heidi Klum.

JOHN YANG: The two leaders said they discussed Syria and the fight against terrorism.

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.

Although we can't see the Macrons" reactions in the video, people voiced their outrage on Twitter branding the US President "creepy" and remarking it left them "shuddering'.

"It will ... give me great pleasure to have dinner together with you tonight", Macron added, on a day of official engagements also with his wife and with the USA first lady.

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