Inside Trump’s Terrible, Horrible, Very Bad, No Good Paris Trip

(From L) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Morocco's Prince Moulay Hassan, Moroccan King Mohammed VI, US First Lady Melania Trump, US President Donald Trump, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Australian Governor-General Peter Cosgrove attend a ceremony the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France, as part of the commemorations marking the 100th anniversary of the 11 November 1918 armistice, ending World War I, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018. (Ludovic Marin/Pool Photo via AP)
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President Donald Trump fumed his way through his disastrous Paris trip, logging many hours angrily watching Democrats clean up on most late-breaking midterm races and culminating in a fit of rage over coverage of his decision to skip a World War I memorial event.

According to a Tuesday Washington Post report, Trump began his trip by yelling at British Prime Minister Theresa May on the phone when she called to congratulate him on Republicans holding the Senate. Though May’s aides are reportedly used to Trump’s occasional bouts of temper, this call, during which he berated her on Iran and trade, was much worse than usual.

His mood only dipped as he reportedly stewed over the midterms, his heart back in the U.S. and eyes firmly fixed on cable news.

His temper exploded again as he watched coverage of his decision to skip the WWI ceremony due to weather, though many other heads of state attended. Per the Post, he told aides he looked “terrible” and raged at his staff for letting him make such an optics misstep.

His temper boiled over again when French President Emmanuel Macron gave a speech condemning nationalism for which Trump was in the audience. Though Trump sulked afterward during his bilateral meeting with the French president, he saved the extent of his ire for when he arrived back home, letting rip a series of tweets bashing Macron.

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