The MP tweeted that Mr Trump was not fit to represent the U.S. and said that he was a "pathetic inadequate" for not defying the weather "to pay his respects to the fallen".
The White House has defended US President Donald Trump's decision to miss a memorial event on Saturday after he faced a critical backlash.
For reasons apparently related to the weather Trump on Saturday canceled a visit to the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery in Belleau, about 55 miles east of Paris.
The battle has become a key piece of lore for the US Marine Corps, and is presumably something that a US president would be keen to commemorate with a visit.
"(Their attendance) has been canceled due to scheduling and logistical difficulties caused by the weather", the White House said in a statement, adding that a delegation lead by Chief of Staff John Kelly, a retired general, went instead.
The Secret Service determines when it's safe to fly Marine One, the president's helicopter.Читайте также: Youtube May Arrive on Nintendo Switch in November 2018
People were quick to criticize the president, and many took to Twitter to share photos of Barack Obama in the rain. Traveling by vehicle would have been the only option after weather grounded the president's helicopter.
Instead, Trump spent much of the day following a meeting and lunch with French President Emmanuel Macron at the United States ambassador's residence, where he was staying during events to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.
Trump hailed the end of "one of the bloodiest conflicts in human history" in a speech Sunday at the Suresnes American Cemetery and Memorial. The White House cited weather conditions that grounded the president's helicopter for the cancellation.
Clara Jeffery, who is the editor of an investigative news organisation reminded how Hillary Clinton attended the 9/11 memorial despite suffering from pneumonia.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attended his own ceremony to pay tribute to Canadian troops killed at Vimy Ridge, on the battlefields of northeastern France.
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