PARIS — The American and French presidents discussed their differences about European security on Saturday, the morning after Donald Trump arrived in Paris and immediately criticized his host.
As they began their meeting at the Elysee Palace, the U.S. president again called for better burden sharing for the cost of defending Europe.
“We want a strong Europe,” said Trump.
Emmanuel Macron replied: “I do believe we need more European capacities, more European defense.”
But both leaders, at least while reporters were in the room, avoided any criticism of each other.