Trump Concludes Two-Day French Visit by Attending Bastille Day Parade

Donald Trump admires France, and its first lady, who he greets with bizarre handshake

After a tour of the Hotel des Invalids, where Napoleon is buried, Trump turned to Brigitte Macron and said: "You're in such great shape", while gesturing at her body with his hands.

At one point the US President was holding both the French President and his wife's hands at the same time, as the First Lady, Melania watched on.

Trump says in a tweet that the military parade featuring US and French troops was "magnificent".

Trump is due to leave at the conclusion of the ceremonies while Macron will head to Nice where he will take part in a ceremony to commemorate the victims of the deadly 2016 attack which left 86 people dead and more than 450 injured.

He made the comment - which many have deemed "sexist and objectifying" - while on his first state visit to France with wife Melania.

Responding to a question about terrorism in France, Trump said Macron would not be "easy on people who are breaking the law".

The pair's gripping handshake was caught by the cameras again on Friday as Trump toured France during its Bastille Day celebrations.

A French military band broke from tradition at the Bastille Day parade on Friday, dropping martial music for a rendition of "Get Lucky" by French electro superstars Daft Punk.

Trump was asked about his son's meeting a day after Christopher Wray, his nominee to head the Federal Bureau of Investigation told the Senate Judiciary Committee at his confirmation hearing that he would advise politicians that "any threat or effort to interfere with our election from any nation state or any non-state actor is the kind of thing the Federal Bureau of Investigation would want to know".

Trump patted Macron's hand and they jerked their hands back and forth in an arm wrestling motion. "My handshake with him, it's not innocent".

Thousands of French troops marched down the Champs-√Člysees to mark the storming of the Bastille military prison in 1789, a turning point in the French Revolution and 150 United States soldiers, airmen, sailors, and Marines and aircraft also participated in the parade.

Another added: "When will Donald Trump stop embarrassing the USA?"

The US president said last month that America, the world's second biggest polluter, would pull out of the Paris agreement, which aims to limit global warming, and has promised to champion US fossil fuels firms.

The two men enjoyed a "dinner between friends" on Thursday at a Michelin-starred restaurant on the Eiffel Tower.

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