Trump arrives in France seeking consensus

July 13, 2017

Donald Trump and Melania Trump have arrived in Paris ahead of Bastille Day celebrations.

US President Donald Trump, under fire at home over Russian connections and abroad over climate change and trade, has arrived in Paris seeking common ground with France's new leader Emmanuel Macron.

The pair are looking to set aside differences on trade and climate change and find common ground as they meet ahead of Bastille Day celebrations in Paris.

Trump arrived in the French capital on Thursday morning, just hours before he meets with Macron to tackle potential solutions to the crisis in Syria and broader counterterrorism strategies.

Trump's decision last month to withdraw the US from the Paris climate accord sparked outrage across Europe and anti-Trump protests are planned while he is in Paris.

The leaders plan to hold a news conference after their talks.

Trump may face tough questions about emails revealing that his eldest son welcomed the prospect of receiving Russian government support in last year's presidential campaign against Hillary Clinton.

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