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Trump asks if there's anything better than the end of a war

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In to mark the of World War I, asked Saturday if there is anything better than celebrating the end of a war.

Trump travelled to to join dozens of other world leaders in marking that ended the first global conflict in which millions were killed. "Is there anything better to celebrate than the end of a war, in particular that one, which was one of the bloodiest and worst of all time?" the asked in a tweet.

Trump wasted no time taking a poke at his French host Friday as he arrived in Trump tweeted that French "has just suggested that build its own military in order to protect itself from the US, and Very insulting, but perhaps should first pay its fair share of NATO, which the U.S. subsidizes greatly!"

It was a clear sign that the "first" president was ready to chart his own course yet again as world leaders gathered to remember the coalition that brought an end to the first global war.

Trump's visit comes on the heels of midterm elections in which Americans delivered a split referendum on his presidency, keeping the in his party's control but ceding the House to opposition Democrats.

Before Sunday's festivities get underway, Trump planned to meet with Macron on Saturday for talks on topics expected to include European security, and

Trump and will also visit the American cemetery in Belleau, France, to pay their respects to US soldiers who died on French soil during the war.

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First Published: Sat, November 10 2018. 20:30 IST