Donald Trump Attends Bastille Day Parade In Paris, #BastilleDay Trending On Twitter
Bastille Day is July 14 in France, and marks the start of the French Revolution in 1789. The Bastille was a military fortress and political prison, but also a symbol of the government’s unfair dictatorial rule over the country. It’s storming marked a flashpoint in French history, and the king at the time was overtaken three years later.
BASTILLE DAY TWEETS
Donald Trump was in France visiting French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron. After commenting on the First Lady’s body, he attended a parade on the Champs-Elysees. “It was a great honor to represent the United States at the magnificent #BastilleDay parade. Congratulations President @EmmanuelMacron!” the president tweeted.
It was a great honor to represent the United States at the magnificent #BastilleDay parade. Congratulations President @EmmanuelMacron! pic.twitter.com/1J4vZiy98y
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 14, 2017
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“America and France will never be defeated or divided.” #BastilleDay https://t.co/6E5uy3Ij5e pic.twitter.com/ddvN0YZeKI
— President Trump (@POTUS) July 14, 2017
With Trump and Macron at the military parade, the French military band played a fun medley of Daft Punk tunes for the presidents.
The French military band plays a medley of Daft Punk tunes for #BastilleDay celebrations. pic.twitter.com/oDpCSnoDv7
— Simon Cullen (@Simon_Cullen) July 14, 2017
Friends in Canada also wished France a Happy Bastille Day, using the country’s official Twitter account.
Happy #BastilleDay to our friends in #France! The strength of our relationship lies in our shared history and language ?? ?? #14juillet pic.twitter.com/0JWE2gfPGZ
— Canada (@Canada) July 14, 2017
The cast of Broadway show Les Misérables also tweeted out a Happy #BastilleDay tweet, with a little emoji of a French flag.
Happy #BastilleDay from all of us here at #LesMiz! ?? pic.twitter.com/EtwMVJF4og
— Les Misérables (@lesmisofficial) July 14, 2017
Even the Eiffel Tower Twitter account got in on the action, and posted a Bastille Day tweet with a video of the tower in the sunlight.
Happy #BastilleDay! ?? #EiffelTower pic.twitter.com/3r8fjbIcxq
— La tour Eiffel (@LaTourEiffel) July 14, 2017
Some celebrities tweeted their happy Bastille Day wishes as well. Actress Alisha Wainwright commemorated the day, as it’s celebrated right on the tails of her birthday. “Thank you for the #bday well wishes! I can’t wait for what the next year has in store and as always Happy #BastilleDay,” she said.
Thank you for the #bday well wishes! I can’t wait for what the next year has in store ? and as always Happy #BastilleDay pic.twitter.com/wiRTxPic0z
— Alisha Wainwright (@WainwrightAE) July 14, 2017
Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir posted a photo of himself on a boat in France, saying “Vive la France!”
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