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16 Juillet 2017

In footage posted to Facebook by the French government, Trump turned to the French first lady and told her "you're in such good shape". The byline has been corrected.

Their handshakes are becoming a talking point of every encounter and U.S. President Donald Trump and French counterpart Emmanuel Macron didn't disappoint on Friday.

Mr Trump, 71, and Melania, 47, have the same 24-year age gap as the French President and his wife. That suggests the Russia story will continue to dog the president when he returns home from Paris tomorrow night. He acknowledged the "terrible attacks which have put the French people to the test" and the role Muslims themselves need to play to resolve the current troubles. In this case, he added, "nothing happened from the meeting, zero happened from the meeting". All that, together with an emerging presidential style some commentators have dubbed 'Jupiterian' for its aloofness, have helped bolster the impression that Mr Macron seeks to widen France's role on the European and broader international stage.

Site highlights each day to your inbox. And if it happens, that'll be wonderful. Well, maybe it had something to do with Trump hitting on his wife earlier.

It offers six situations, ranging from speaking to a woman in the gym or in line for coffee to serving as a world leader and greeting the spouse of a head of state.

Now you're all caught up on that whirl-wind day and a half Trump spent in Paris with Emmanuel Macron.

The prolific tweeter-in-chief has lashed France a number of times online saying police were "afraid to go into many communities" after the Charlie Hebdo attack in January 2015.

During two pomp-filled days in Paris and another two playing maitre d' to professional female golfers driving, chipping and putting their way around his Bedminster course in New Jersey, Trump was in his element.

"When I speak to friends in my circle, they hate Mr. Macron".

"And you have a great leader now".

"About four in 10 Americans approve of the job Donald Trump is doing as president", said Gallup analysts. But even a figure like British Prime Minister John Major, who was fast-tracked to the top, served as a junior social services minister, foreign secretary, and chancellor of the exchequer before taking over the premiership.

It's a packed itinerary for the new French president, who has taken to dramatic displays of Gallic splendor in welcoming Trump to France.

A dozen of hooded activists also joined in towards the end of the rally to denounce the "state of emergency, the police state".

This year the event coincided with the 100th anniversary of the US entry into World War I. According to police, Cosmo DiNardo killed the men after they came to his family farm to buy marijuana. "You have somebody that's going to run this country right. Their sacrifice is an eternal tribute to France and to freedom".

Future relations between the United States and Europe is not clear.

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Trump says he and Macron talked trade, military — The Latest