Canadian Prime Minister calls nationalism a "betrayal of patriotism" at Armistice Day in France on Sunday with Donald Trump sitting uncomfortably nearby.
Just one day after President Trump skipped an event to honor U.S. servicemen and women due to a little rain, he had to listen to French President Emmanual Macron give a speech denouncing "nationalism." Needless to say, Hollywood has not been impressed with how Trump is handling this centennial celebration of Armistice Day.
"Patriotism is the exact opposite of nationalism," Macron said on Sunday as Trump looked on. "Nationalism is a betrayal of patriotism. By putting our own interests first, with no regard for others, we erase the very thing that a nation holds dearest, and the thing that keeps it alive: its moral values."
Trump, a self-described nationalist, did not join in the applause at the close of Macron's speech.
Honestly, it seems like every day the president is doing or saying something to enrage Hollywood and beyond. Just one day after erroneously blaming California's forest management for the deadly wildfires there, Trump opted out of an event at a memorial for U.S. veterans because of "weather." Meanwhile, other world leaders had no problem attending, and in fact the weather proved inconsequential.
On top of that, celebrities and non-celebs alike took to Twitter in an effort to remind Donald Trump what a world leader does when there's rain in the forecast, whether a little or a lot, but filling Twitter with images of everyone from Angela Merkel to Emmanuel Macron and even Vladimir Putin and Queen Elizabeth II stepping into the elements to do their duty.
Even better, many of them started throwing up pictures of President Obama standing in the pouring rain at various events throughout his time in the office. In Obama's defense, though, his hair wasn't nearly so sensitive to weather phenomena and he didn't feel the need to alter his natural skin tone artificially.
Check out some of the most scathing reactions to Trump choosing to stay in his hotel room over attending a memorial event in the rain, followed by some early reactions to Macron's scathing takedown of nationalism.
A LITTLE RAIN
By opting not to honor our soldiers who fell World War One and World War Two, because it was raining and too long a drive. Trump once demonstrated how unfit he is to be the President,... or even a citizen of our great nation— carl reiner (@carlreiner) November 11, 2018
Trump to American Veterans: pic.twitter.com/2Op0qRII7G— Amber Tamblyn (@ambertamblyn) November 10, 2018
It wasn't because of the rain, folks. Trump didn't go because he thought they were honoring the defeat of the Nazis. He just didn't realize that WW1 wasn't WW2. https://t.co/68Q4tx5mYS— Beau Willimon (@BeauWillimon) November 10, 2018
President @realDonaldTrump a no-show because of raindrops? Those veterans the president didn’t bother to honor fought in the rain, in the mud, in the snow - & many died in trenches for the cause of freedom. Rain didn’t stop them & it shouldn’t have stopped an American president.— John Kerry (@JohnKerry) November 11, 2018
85 year old Ruth Bader Ginsberg broke three ribs and returned to work in a few days.— Ken Olin (@kenolin1) November 11, 2018
Donald Trump wouldn’t stand in a drizzle to honor our soldiers.
Some men just don’t have the stamina to lead.
Imagine if we had a president who had true strength as opposed to exhibiting BS bravado, who wasn’t afraid of a little rain, and who didn’t hide in his/her hotel room as opposed to honoring our brave soldiers who risk so much. Trump is an embarrassment to this nation. #Pathetic— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) November 11, 2018
Remember when we had a president who:— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) November 11, 2018
Wasn’t afraid of the rain?
Knew how to treat ladies?
Knew how to CLOSE AN UMBRELLA? https://t.co/PoNfEv5zLY
☂️rump is the biggest ❄️ of them all ... https://t.co/njHBknpiLf— Don Cheadle (@DonCheadle) November 11, 2018
It will never not be funny that the hero of all those gun-nut mudflap maga men is a millionaire who’s afraid to get his hair wet in the rain https://t.co/Zq9ed7N38x— Jess Dweck (@TheDweck) November 10, 2018
But I told you! He'd have to use an umbrella, and he doesn't know how to close it!! https://t.co/JQDAI5IdgR— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) November 11, 2018
I guess a little rain never stopped Trump from golfing, according to his new pal Lindsey Graham. pic.twitter.com/ADbymbemaF— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) November 11, 2018
The Queen is 95. She showed up. https://t.co/TC5DQ2bz1M— Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) November 11, 2018
Trump skipped a visit Saturday to the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery in France – where U.S. war dead were being honored – because of rain. pic.twitter.com/WHg8uG64zn— Jean Paul Roggiero (@JPRoggiero_EM) November 11, 2018
Here is a picture of trump if and when he is in the rain. So now, you know why he is so afraid of just the light rain. pic.twitter.com/6fCbcvx21f— Jogi (@Jogi03269093) November 11, 2018
Dear #DonaldTrump,— Kishan Devani FRSA (@Kishan_Devani) November 11, 2018
This is how real 'World Leaders' deal with rain.
Maybe you should give it a try?
RT if you think #Trump has a long way to go to become a 'Leader'.#LestWeForget #ArmisticeDay100 #RemembranceDay2018 pic.twitter.com/zWG9MVhPpO
Even Trump's boss honors troops in the rain pic.twitter.com/NxAmjTiok9— The Laughing Resistance (@resistandlaugh) November 11, 2018
So Trump can play golf in the rain, but can't go out and honor the troops in the rain? pic.twitter.com/kK8L5oQBBu— Damu K. Bobb (@DamuBobb) November 11, 2018
churchill: "we will fight them on the beaches"— Jonathan Kay (@jonkay) November 11, 2018
reagan: "tear down this wall"
trump: "I just did my hair"
Hillary had fucking pneumonia and attended a 9/11 memorial anyway and fainted and Trump and his supporters went bonkers and said she was about to die.— Clara Jeffery (@ClaraJeffery) November 10, 2018
Trump won't stand in the rain for a few minutes to honor the veterans of WWI.
BREAKING Snowflake melts in rain https://t.co/OE3EJHJWgs— Richard Hine (@richardhine) November 10, 2018
Seems several presidents know how to stand in the rain. Trump should take history lessons pic.twitter.com/5hrbdk6Eam— Melissa Kirk (@lilsiskirk) November 10, 2018
Makes sense Trump cancelled an event in the rain when you remember he’s an adult who doesn’t know how to open or close an umbrella. pic.twitter.com/3VVv7CwEwX— Ally Maynard (@missmayn) November 10, 2018
A LITTLE NATIONALISM
🔥"Patriotism is the exact opposite of nationalism. Nationalism is a betrayal of patriotism." #France President @EmmanuelMacron🇫🇷— Dr. Dena Grayson (@DrDenaGrayson) November 11, 2018
A blistering rebuke to Trumpism on the world stage, and @realDonaldTrump is clueless.🙄#ArmisticeDay100#LestWeForget pic.twitter.com/WtkZi0PyVN
Patriotism is the exact opposite of nationalism. Nationalism is a betrayal of patriotism. By putting our own interests first, with no regard for others, we erase the very thing that a nation holds dearest, and the thing that keeps it alive: its moral values. https://t.co/w9AltyvMDw— Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) November 11, 2018
Epic subtweet. https://t.co/F4BanxOifq— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) November 11, 2018
Macron just gave a speech saying nationalism is the enemy of true patriotism. Trump sat looking angry, not clapping. He is after all a nationalist by his own admission. And he is no patriot. He chooses his own comfort over fallen soldiers, party over country, enemy over ally.— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) November 11, 2018
#Paris At the end of Macron’s beautiful #WWIMemorial speech a visibly angry #Disgraceful #Embarrassment #BabyTrump refused to clap. After about 10 seconds of everyone’s applause he gave a couple of light golf claps. Macron has said that Nationalism is the enemy of Patriotism.— Malcolm Nance (@MalcolmNance) November 11, 2018
Trumps face as Macron is saying Nationalism is a betrayal of Patriotism pic.twitter.com/QgvB7ocYQ4— liska langdon (@liskaaz) November 11, 2018
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