Senator calls out Trump for canceled cemetery visit
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Jack Reed has criticized President Donald Trump’s canceled visit to a World War I American military cemetery in France, saying it showed an “indifference if not disrespect” to service members.
The Providence Journal reports that the Rhode Island Democrat made his comments Monday during a Veterans Day forum at Brown University.
Reed is an Army veteran and a ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee.
Trump was scheduled to visit the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery near Paris on Saturday. The White House says the trip was canceled due to concerns about the rainy weather and traffic.
Reed says the president would have had the resources to travel where he needs to go.
White House Chief of Staff John Kelly was present at the cemetery in place of Trump.
Information from: The Providence Journal, http://www.providencejournal.com