Tuesday, August 27, 2019

1600 Daily: In photos: First Lady Melania Trump’s visit to France

In photos: First Lady Melania Trump’s visit to France

Over the weekend, First Lady Melania Trump traveled across the Atlantic with President Donald J. Trump to attend the 45th G-7 Summit. While in France, Mrs. Trump participated in several spousal events hosted by Mrs. Brigitte Macron, wife of French President Emmanuel Macron.

In photos: First Lady Melania Trump visits with youth surfers on the French coast.

On Sunday, Mrs. Trump accompanied Mrs. Macron and other G-7 spouses for a walking tour of Espelette, France. During the trip, the U.S. First Lady visited several charming shops, including a fabric store, a traditional bakery, and a regional grocery store before stopping by a nearby pepper field to meet with a local farmer and learn more about the region’s agriculture.

Before departing, Mrs. Trump traveled to Côte des Basques Beach on Monday for a surfing demonstration and a youth biodiversity presentation. The young surfers joined her and the other spouses on the shoreline for a brief introduction to surfing. For the biodiversity presentation, the First Lady was escorted to three displays by a youth member to learn more about their marine life and environmental conservation projects.

“Mrs. Macron was a gracious host, showing us around some of France’s most beautiful and charming villages and towns,” Mrs. Trump said.

“The G-7 is a great opportunity for the spouses and partners to come together on a global stage to further engage in our discussions for the future of our youth and to enhance our relationships with one another.”

 Watch: The President and First Lady attend the G-7

From the G-7, President Trump secured a billion dollar trade deal 

Coming soon is a huge trade agreement with Japan worth billions of dollars to American businesses. President Trump announced the new deal over the weekend alongside Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan.

The new deal is both a win for America and greatly strengthens ties with one of our largest trading partners. More market access has been secured for our agricultural goods and, importantly, Japan will be buying up large sums of corn from American farmers. The agreement also makes significant progress on digital trade and will greatly reduce tariffs on industrial products.

“This is a tremendous deal for the United States,” President Trump said. “It’s a really tremendous deal for our farmers and agricultural ranchers.”

G-7 summit: Trump strikes 'billion-dollar' trade deal with Japan

Photo of the Day

Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead
President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump depart a G7 Summit press conference at the Centre de Congres Bellevue in Biarritz, France | August 26, 2019