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Angie Dragt, a tourist from the Bay area in California, who was visiting Paris with her family, said she was proud that Trump was partaking in the parade.
“Everyone is so busy fighting, there is so much negativity, when what we should be doing is what Donald Trump and the French President are doing: laying everything down, being friends, being kind and celebrating the bonds that unite us,” she said.
Others were less impressed with the U.S. president’s presence.
Fabrice De Meyer, who had come to see his son march with the French troops, said he was frustrated that Trump was at the parade.
“I don’t like his policies and there’s too much security this year because of him,” said De Meyer as he strained to get a view. “It’s more difficult to see,”