Trump Blasted For Canceling WW1 Memorial At U.S. Cemetery In France Because Of Rain

US President Donald Trump has been blasted over his decision to miss a memorial ceremony in France on Saturday due to rain.

He came under attack after he cancelled a visit to a World War I military cemetery because the poor weather had reportedly made it impossible to arrange transport

The last minute cancellation caused widespread criticism on social media and some officials in Britain and the United States said that Trump had “dishonored” U.S. servicemen

John Kerry, the former US secretary of state and Sir Winton Churchill’s grandson led the criticism of Donald Trump.

Press TV reports: Trump, who flew to Paris to commemorate 100 years since the end of World War I, was due to visit the Aisne-Marne American cemetery in Belleau located on the site of a World War I battle.

During that battle, in which Americans and French forces fought German forces in 1918, over 1,800 Americans troops were killed.

However, Trump called off the visit with the White House citing “scheduling and logistical difficulties caused by the weather” as the reason for the cancellation.

Chief of Staff John Kelly and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joe Dunford were instead sent to the ceremony which was attended by other world leaders.

This triggered backlash from many who described the reasoning as a weak excuse to not attend the event.

Former Secretary of State John Kerry said in a tweet that Trump “didn’t bother to honor” the veterans.

Nicholas Soames, the grandson of Winston Churchill, also called Trump “pathetic” for his decision.

Ben Rhodes, a former aide to President Barack Obama, described Trump as “pathetic, disgraceful and embarrassing.”

In another provocative move, Trump caused anger after he used the word “celebrate” in his tweet about how he was marking the anniversary.

Many people took to Twitter and criticized Trump for his choice of word, saying he should have used other words like “commemorate” or “honor.”