Macron at Sea Shows U.S.-France Ties Run Deeper Than Trump Spat


France’s Emmanuel Macron is heading to sea on his biggest warship a day after he suffered a tirade of abuse from Donald Trump. The trip, planned for weeks, will show France’s alliance with the U.S. goes beyond any temporary disagreement between the presidents.

France’s sole aircraft carrier, the Charles-de-Gaulle, the world’s most powerful vessel outside the U.S. navy, puts to sea Wednesday and will sail to the Indian Ocean early next year. It is starting a joint mission with the U.S. and an American frigate will escort it on the voyage, according the Elysee presidential palace.

Macron, 40, will showcase the refitted ship to his countrymen and show off France’s technological and military advances. He’ll give a live interview on board and bunk with the crew.  Read More

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