President Donald Trump could not attend a commemoration in France for US soldiers and marines killed during World War One on Saturday because rain made it impossible to arrange transport, the White House said.
According to the White House, US President Donald Trump cancelled a Saturday trip to a US World War I military cemetery in France due to weather conditions.
Trump was scheduled to lay a wreath and observe a moment of silence Saturday at the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery and Memorial, located approximately 60 miles northeast of Paris.
Winston Churchill's grandson even called the President's excuse, "pathetic".
"They died with their face to the foe and that pathetic inadequate @realDonaldTrump couldn't even defy the weather to pay his respects to The Fallen", Soames tweeted.
Trump, who was in Paris to attend a ceremony marking 100 years since the end of the war, also praised the courage of the French and other Allied troops killed in "one of the bloodiest conflicts in human history".
Trump sent a delegation that included White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, a retired general, and General Joe Dunford, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, in his place.
Ben Rhodes, who served as deputy national security adviser in the Obama administration, told the Press Association there should have had a fallback plan.
He and his wife Melania had been scheduled to fly to the site of a 1918 battle that US Marines led against German forces after talks with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron.
A British minister has appeared to join growing criticism of US President Donald Trump's decision to miss a memorial event on Saturday due to rain.
Yet, he doesn't always seem to mind a little rain, as long as it's something he wants to do.
Trump did fearless the weather Sunday and joined French President Emmanuel Macron and dozens of other world leaders to mark 100 years since the end of World War I.
Tommy Vietor cited the fact Trump still hasn't visited USA troops serving in Afghanistan during his two years in office.