Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said “it wasn’t rain, it was bullets” as he spoke in the pouring rain at a World War II memorial event in 2017, Donald Trump dodges a visit to the Aisne Marne American Cemetery due to bad weather.
Trudeau said: “As we sit here in the rain, thinking how uncomfortable we must be these minutes as our suits get wet, our hair gets wet…it’s all the more fitting that we remember on that day in Dieppe the rain wasn’t rain. It was bullets.”
Trump sparked widespread condemnation after he couldn’t be bothered to show up to honor the fallen soldiers and our veterans because of the bad weather. He stayed back at the hotel to watch Fox News and rage tweet. It’s ironic that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly attended.
Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron, who ticked Trump off over his call for a united defense to protect Europe from Russia, China and U.S., also visited the cemetery.
More from Twitter:
In the Paris rain, May 1961, JFK and de Gaulle honor soldiers who gave their lives: pic.twitter.com/4Dh61zgVBI
— Michael Beschloss (@BeschlossDC) November 11, 2018
— Cody Keenan (@codykeenan) November 10, 2018
What @realDonaldTrump’s afraid of:
The President cancelled his visit to an American cemetery in France to mark 100 years since WWI. Even if the helicopters couldn’t fly, he could’ve driven. He must just be afraid of a little rain.
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) November 11, 2018
You literally didn’t attend a WWI ceremony because you were afraid your hair would get wet. pic.twitter.com/rjSTtBxg2H
— Brian Krassenstein (@krassenstein) November 10, 2018
Today, I joined our delegation of Canadian veterans at Vimy Ridge — to thank them for their service and to pay tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the name of our freedom.
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) November 10, 2018
I helped plan all of President Obama’s trips for 8 years. There is always a rain option. Always. https://t.co/exZNlONQOp
— Ben Rhodes (@brhodes) November 10, 2018
Donald Trump complained about having to stand in the rain, to speak about the massacre in Pittsburgh, because it messed his hair up (more).
Today, he will skip honoring fallen American heroes of WWI, and stay in his hotel room, because of some rain.#VeteransDayWeekend
— VoteVets (@votevets) November 10, 2018
Real low energy, @realDonaldTrump to not bother to honor the sacrifice of American soldiers in WWI due to some rain. Somehow everyone else was able to do so today. Obama never had this problem. He also visited our troops in war zones.
— Kelly Magsamen (@kellymagsamen) November 10, 2018
Donald couldn’t give a shit about honouring war dead. Only thing he’s in Paris for is to meet Putin.
Bitch gotta see his daddy.
Ain’t that right @realDonaldTrump?
— Emma Kennedy (@EmmaKennedy) November 10, 2018
— Mary Walker (@mwalk113) November 10, 2018