Donald Trump travelled to France with his wife Melania in order to pay his tributes to Americans killed in the First World War on the centenary of armistice day.
However, despite attending the Suresnes American Cemetery outside Paris on Sunday for Armistice Day, on Saturday he cancelled a visit to the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery that had been scheduled in order for him to honour the American dead.
Following an outcry and people questioning why Trump couldn't have travelled to the cemetery - which is 60 miles outside of Paris - by car, the press secretary Sarah Sanders issued another statement blaming his no-show on the fact he didn't want to cause a traffic jam in Paris.
In the statement, she said:
President Trump did not want to cause that kind of unexpected disruption to the city and its people.
Yes, you read that correctly.
Whatever the cause of his no-show, people were quick to take to Twitter to post images of Barack Obama attending events in the rain, proving that a little bit of light drizzle never put him off doing his duty, paying his respects, and generally being an all-round brilliant human.
Here are some of the best examples of the internet clapping back.
I helped plan all of President Obama’s trips for 8 years. There is always a rain option. Always. https://t.co/exZNlONQOp