The French capital had drizzling rain through most of the day and the White House initially said the bad weather, which grounded the President's helicopter, was the reason Mr Trump did not make the journey to Belleau Wood, 60 miles northeast of Paris.
Ben Rhodes, who was deputy national security adviser for President Barack Obama, accused Trump of "blowing off honoring American servicemen who died for us" and said the White House should have had a fallback option.
General John Kelly, White House Chief of staff, and General Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, attended the Aisle-Marne cemetery in the President's place.
During World War I American troops were involved in a crucial battle at the nearby Belleau Wood where they suffered almost 10,000 casualties. Trump is attending centennial commemorations in Paris this weekend to mark the Armistice that ended World War I. November 11, 2018.
Trump made a number of blunders in Paris, including canceling a visit to an American military cemetery near Paris because it was raining.
The White House has defended US President Donald Trump's decision to miss a memorial event on Saturday after he faced a backlash.
British Member of Parliament Nicholas Soames, who is also the grandson of wartime British prime minister Winston Churchill, tweeted his displeasure at Mr Trump's cancellation.
On Sunday, Trump shrugged off the continuing wet weather to remember those who braved "rain, hail, snow, mud, poisonous gas, bullets and mortar" fire in pursuit of a "great, great" Allied victory.
Macron also seemed to give a subtle rebuke to Trump in a speech he gave at the ceremony in which he described the difference between patriotism and nationalism. Meanwhile, the United States leader stressed again that Europe should do more on defense burden sharing. "He's only got one umbrella, and he couldn't figure out how to bring it on the plane", Colbert said as the now-infamous clip of President Trump leaving an open umbrella outside of Air Force One played.
"By the way, when the helicopter couldn't fly to the first cemetery in France because of nearly zero visibility, I suggested driving", Trump said Tuesday on Twitter.