Trump mocks France’s WWII record in continued threat of NATO pullout

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President Donald Trump mocked France’s record in World War I and II in a Tuesday morning tweet that again waved the idea of the US pulling out of, or modifying its relationship to NATO. French President Emmanuel Macron has long pushed for a European army separate from NATO, and recently said that army would need to protect against the US in some capacities. Trump immediately took offense to the suggestion, calling it “very insulting.” France fought valiantly in World War I but got steamrolled in World War II. Since then, France’s army has emerged as world-class and one of the best in Europe. 

President Donald Trump appeared to mock France’s record in World War I and II in a Tuesday morning tweet that again waved the idea of the US pulling out of, or modifying its relationship to NATO.

French President Emmanuel Macron has long pushed for a European army separate from NATO, the global alliance that includes the US and Canada, and has since the end of World War II sought to secure the continent against Russian aggression.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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