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Twitter roasts President Trump for not knowing how to use an umbrella

Could explain why he canceled Veterans' Day plans in France on Saturday.


Elizabeth VanMetre

Internet Culture

Published Nov 11, 2018   Updated May 21, 2021, 1:57 am CDT

Rain, rain, go away so Donald Trump can do his duties today.

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Sunday marked 100 years since the end of World War I, and President Trump traveled to France this weekend to participate in a variety of events to honor those who fought and died.

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But a little rain Saturday caused him to skip out on a planned visit to the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery, the resting place of 1,800 American soldiers who were killed in the battle of Belleau Wood. 

The White House sent a statement saying he skipped the event due to “scheduling and logistical difficulties caused by the weather.”

Both American and European officials were quick to question his reasoning.

The former campaign adviser to French President Emmanuel Macron, Francois Heisbourg, posted a photo outside his window giving a peek at the weather conditions that kept President Trump indoors.

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Winston Churchill’s grandson even called the President’s excuse, “pathetic.”

They weren’t the only ones calling out the Commander in Chief.

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French President Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel made the journey to the site by car.

Twitter was quick to point out that maybe Trump didn’t attend because he’s not very good with an umbrella.

Twitter user @jimmyjazz1968 tweeted this image, comparing Trump to a character from Lewis Caroll’s Through the Looking-Glass And What Alice Found There.

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Some took the opportunity to reminisce about a president who knew how to work an umbrella.

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President Trump does seem to have an aversion to rain.

While giving a speech at the Future Farmers of America convention in October he candidly mentioned how his hair was ruined early that day because he had to answer questions about the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting outside in wet weather.

“I was standing under the wing of Air Force One doing a news conference earlier this morning, a very unfortunate news conference, and the wind was blowing and the rain and I was soaking wet and that’s what I ended up with today,” he told the group, adding that he should have canceled the appearance because of a “bad hair day.”

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Yet, he doesn’t always seem to mind a little rain, as long as it’s something he wants to do.


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*First Published: Nov 11, 2018, 10:05 am CST