President Trump is getting a lot of criticism for scrapping a planned visit to Arlington National Cemetery in honor of Veteran’s Day. It's the second time in three days that he has canceled plans to honor U.S. soldiers. He skipped another scheduled stop at an American war memorial near Paris while he was visiting France Saturday due to rain.
Yesterday also marked 100 years since the end of World War I, and to mark the occasion, global leaders came together to walk in solidarity and remembrance. During the ceremony, French President Emmanuel Macron sent a pointed message. In front of a large crowd, with Donald Trump front and center, Macron denounced nationalism as a betrayal of patriotism. Nationalism is a term Trump has embraced in recent months.
Jim Braude was joined by Carol Saivetz and Jim Walsh, senior advisor and senior research associate, respectively, at MIT's Security Studies program.