Issues of world peace were on Macron's agenda for the state visit: He hoped to persuade Trump to keep the U.S.in the Iran nuclear deal and to develop a plan for dealing with the Syrian conflict. Europe's plan would impose 25% tariffs on $3.4 billion (€2.8 billion) in various U.S. exports. Some trees in northern France have been affected by a species of moth that has not yet made it to the United States.
"We need a reciprocal relationship, which we don't have".
The White House hasn't offered an explanation. "We have to make him flawless - he is ideal".
Trump also noted sarcastically the bad blood between the European leaders and himself.
"They've learned that you can't win if you don't play, but also they need to take a long-term view", said Rathke, a former United States diplomat who served in Europe.
Though their day-to-day lives in the role of first lady may differ, Macron said the two "have the same humor, we both laugh a lot", though that side of Trump is hidden from public view. The tree is presently being held at a "facility", the official mentioned.
"President Trump's been pretty clear: This deal is very flawed".
"The president obviously is not satisfied with the trade surplus".
German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) and French President Emmanuel Macron.
The first column is Iran's nuclear programme under the current accord.
Tree planting ceremonies have long become a staple of state visits, with USA presidents, whether they are hosting foreign leaders or being hosted by them.
Trump on January 12 gave the three European nations an ultimatum to "fix the bad flaws of the Iran nuclear deal" or he would refuse to extend USA sanctions relief on Iran.
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