The grandson of Winston Churchill, Sir Nicholas Soames, had harsh words for President Donald Trump on Saturday and the U.S. leader opted against visiting a French cemetery to honor the fallen soldiers of World War I, reportedly due to the rain.
Soames called Trump “pathetic”, “inadequate”, and “not fit to represent this great country.”
> The president is in France attending events commemorating 100 years since the end of the war. On Saturday, Trump and first lady Melania were slated to visit the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery at the site of the Battle of Belleau Wood in northern France.
> They did not attend the event because of “scheduling and logistical difficulties caused by the weather,” the White House said in a statement.
The decision rankled Soames, who commented on the issue via Twitter:
> “They died with their face to the foe and that pathetic inadequate @realDonaldTrump couldn’t even defy the weather to pay his respects to The Fallen,” Soames wrote, including a hashtag saying Trump is “not fit to represent this great country.”