Live: Presidents Trump, Macron At News Conference
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President Donald Trump is in France today to meet with French President Emmanuel Macron. The two leaders are planning a joint news conference. President Trump is expected to speak about the controversy surrounding Russian efforts to influence the 2016 election and the ongoing investigation.
The news conference is expected to start about 12:25 p.m. Once it starts, this link is providing special coverage from NPR and a live audio feed of the presidents speaking. Our NPR coverage will be hosted by Robert Siegel. Also joining the coverage: NPR White House Correspondent Scott Horsley and NPR National Political Correspondent Mara Liasson.
Here's the latest on the visit from the Associated Press:
U.S. President Donald Trump has arrived at Elysee Palace for talks with French President Emmanuel Macron.
Macron and Trump arrived at the French presidential palace after Macron led Trump on a tour of the nearby Les Invalides monument. Napoleon's tomb is located there.
Trump gave Macron a lift in The Beast, the nickname for Trump's imposing, armored limousine. The leaders shook hands again and posed for the cameras before going inside to begin their talks.
Macron met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel before meeting with Trump Thursday. During a joint appearance, both leaders took note of their policy differences with Trump. But they said it's important to keep communicating with the U.S. leader.