A little rain never hurt anyone. Well, apart from the president of the United States’s reputation that is.
By now the entire world has had ample opportunity to mock president Trump endlessly after he reportedly skipped a visit to a US war cemetery because of some rain. In reality, the thin-skinned president reportedly skipped the trip because he was in a hissy fit with French president Emmanuel Macron, but the excuse has led to endless mockery online.
Images of other world leaders — like Macron and German chancellor Angela Merkel — attending Armistice events, despite the poor weather, made Trump’s absence stand out further. As did a widely circulated 2017 speech by Justin Trudeau and pictures of Barack Obama speaking in the pouring rain.
Unis. https://t.co/a3we7hpKDJ— Emmanuel Macron (@Emmanuel Macron) 1541867077
But France's army couldn't resist sticking the knife in to the president, tweeting a hilarious photograph to mock Trump’s absence. Two days after the president’s no-show, the French army tweeted a photo of a soldier crawling on a rainy pavement, with the caption: "There's rain, but it's not serious. We're staying motivated".
#MondayMotivation Il y a de la pluie, mais c'est pas grave 😅 On reste motivé 👊 https://t.co/29hOJ9ITF0— Armée de Terre (@Armée de Terre) 1542013748
People on social media were quick to show their appreciation for the joke.
@armeedeterre I see what you did there. 🤣 https://t.co/iPqzDFNJFM— Matt Daniel (@Matt Daniel) 1542040240
@armeedeterre https://t.co/mstzTCabwz— 𝕄𝕪𝕝𝕖𝕤 𝔽. 𝕊𝕥𝕒𝕟𝕕𝕚𝕤𝕙 (@𝕄𝕪𝕝𝕖𝕤 𝔽. 𝕊𝕥𝕒𝕟𝕕𝕚𝕤𝕙) 1542051714
Perhaps the American president needs some ice for that burn?