Trump Meets With Macron, Talks European Security

President Donald Trump shakes hands with French President Emmanuel Macron inside the Elysee Palace in Paris Saturday Nov. 10, 2018. (VOA News)

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.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.