PARIS | Trump calls French president ‘good friend’ after testy tweet

PARIS | Trump calls French president ‘good friend’ after testy tweet

PARIS  — President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron insisted they were good friends Saturday after a dustup over their comments about European security that threatened to divert attention from a weekend ceremony marking 100 years since the end of World War I.

The American and French leaders, who have had somewhat of an up-and-down relationship, worked to project unity on whether Europe should create an army as they addressed reporters before going behind closed doors for talks at the Elysee Palace.

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