Trump arrives in Paris, seeking respite from trouble at home
President Trump arrived in Paris early Thursday morning, preparing for meetings with French President Emmanuel Macron that likely will be shadowed by political controversies back home.
Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrived in Paris shortly after 8:30 a.m. local time. The president headed for the U.S. ambassador's residence, where he was scheduled to talk with U.S. diplomatic and military officials before his meeting with Macron. The first lady toured a children's hospital.
Much of the day's attention will focus on a news conference that Trump and Macron are scheduled to hold after their meetings. The session will be reporters' first opportunity to question Trump after the disclosure that his eldest son, Donald Jr., met last summer with a Russian attorney who was described to him as part of a Russian government effort to help the Trump campaign.