"We fully understand that national security begins with border security", Trump told the Conservative Political Action Conference in February before launching into the story of Jim.
However, the president did spend more than an hour speaking with reporters off the record during his flight to Paris.
"My son is a wonderful young man". Analysts say this next meeting promises to be a civil encounter, although it will be hard to hide the profound differences between the two. "Not a government lawyer, but a Russian lawyer", he said. "I think it's a meeting that most people in politics probably would have taken", he said.
Trump is continuing to downplay the issue, saying "nothing happened" as a result of the meeting.
"She's in such good physical shape", Trump told him.
Such a visit would have to come "at the right time".
U.S. President Donald Trump is in Paris for a visit with French President Emmanuel Macron that is ripe with opportunity for increasing cooperation between the United States and France on a wide range of worldwide issues. Merkel said differences with the USA are "regrettable" but that communication continues.
There's mutual ground for gain for both parties in a developing France-U.S. relationship, with Trump in dire need for foreign (particularly European) allies, and Macron hoping to establish himself and his country on a foreign scale in global affairs. I respect the decision of Donald Trump but I remain attached to the Paris agreement, "Macron said".
Macron and Trump walk outside Les Invalides on Thursday. Then, the four went inside, and Trump began praising the French First Lady's physical appearance.
This Bastille Day will mark one year since 86 people were killed when a lorry ploughed into people leaving a fireworks display in Nice, and Mr Macron will travel there after attending events in Paris with Mr Trump.
Trump first met the French president in May, shortly after Emmanuel was elected.
Trump arrived in Paris earlier Thursday, escaping at least temporarily the darkening crisis at the White House.
"It's very hard to play chess with a man whose strategy is a complete mystery and whose only consistency is his pursuit of American national interest", he said.
France has been under a state of emergency following IS inspired attacks attacks in the capital and other towns.
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