U.S. President Donald Trump departs for Paris to celebrate 100 years since U.S. troops entered World War One on the side of France and Britain. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: U.S. President Donald Trump departs from Joint Base Andrews in Maryland for Paris, France on Wednesday (July 12). President Trump is set to arrive in Paris early Thursday morning (July 13), to commemorate the U.S. entry into World War One 100 years ago in a ceremony laden with pageantry and military pomp. U.S. soldiers will march down the Champs Elysees boulevard beside French servicemen. U.S. and French officials have said Trump's visit to Paris will allow the leaders to focus on those places where their interests overlap, including resolving the conflict in Syria and combating global terrorism. However, both political newcomers, who scored upset victories in their presidential elections, have taken very different positions in many areas such as climate change and trade. Various passers-by on the Champs Elysees Avenue told Reuters TV they thought the visit was a good idea in terms of strengthening Franco-American relations.