Trump and world leaders mark D-Day 75th anniversary
Air Force One is wheels down in Shannon, Ireland, for the second time in 24 hours.
President Trump is expected to remain in Ireland until Friday afternoon, when he returns to the United States, ending his European trip.
There are no other official items on Trump's schedule today.
Today marks the 254th day Trump has spent at one of his properties and the 193rd day at one of his golf clubs.
President Trump is departing France after participating in a D-Day commemoration ceremony in Normandy.
Before he left, Trump met with French first responders at the airport.
Trump is en route Ireland, where he will spend another night at his golf course.
He has no remaining public events while in Europe. He’ll return to Washington on Friday.
President Trump remarked upon the “interesting situation taking place” in the United Kingdom the day before Prime Minister Theresa May steps aside.
He predicted “it’ll all work out,” adding that whoever replaces May will be a “very big thing" as the nation grapples with how to proceed with Brexit.
“So I think before you can think in terms of Brexit for the next few weeks, you’re going to have to find out what happens, who’s going to be the new leader and that’s a very interesting situation taking place,” he said, speaking to reporters during a bilateral meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron in Caen, France.
Trump said it was “interesting” to talk to Queen Elizabeth II about the current political situation in the UK, touting his relationship and time spent with Her Majesty during this week’s State Visit and calling her an “incredible lady.”
Here's how he put it:
“I found it to be a very, sort of, an amazing period of time, especially having spent so much time with the Queen, who I think is an incredible lady. But I spent so much time and you know, there’s a lot of question marks as to who’s going to be leading and so it was very interesting talking to her, being with her for so many hours actually."
He continued: “I feel I know her so well and she certainly knows me very well right now, but we have a very good relationship also with the United Kingdom, but it’ll all work out.”
President Trump said he does not have differences with French President Emmanuel Macron over Iran, adding both leaders have the same objective: To stop Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons.
"I don't think we have difference over Iran," Trump said, sitting next to Macron in Caen. "He doesn't want to see them having nuclear weapons."
But note: Trump did not address their differences in achieving that objective. Macron is a staunch supporter of the Iran deal — which Trump pulled out of last year.
"Let's see what's happening with Iran," Trump said, calling the nation's leaders "undisputed champions of terror."
"They're doing very poorly... they're failing as a nation and I don't want them to fail as a nation. We can turn that around very quickly," he said.
If Iran wants to talk, Trump said, "we'll talk."
Macron jumped in to say he thinks “we do share he same objective.”
“We had an instrument until 2025,” Macron said, referring to the nuclear deal, but “we want to go further.”
The Normandy landings involved tens of thousands of troops landing on several beachheads across northern France. Take a look at some of the key features of the operation below.
Prince Harry and William have also been marking D-Day, taking part in separate events in the UK.
Harry, the Duke of Sussex, met Chelsea pensioners at the annual Founder's Day Parade in west London. He joked with the elderly servicemen before delivering a speech.
"On this 75th anniversary of D-Day, I can comfortably speak for everyone when I say we are honored to be in the presence of six Normandy landing veterans," Harry said. "To all who are on parade today, I can only say that you are a constant reminder of the great debt we owe those who have served this nation."
Harry's wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, is on maternity leave after the birth of her first child and was not present at the event.
Prince William, meanwhile, laid a wreath at the Normandy Campaign Memorial in Staffordshire, central England.
He wrote a personal message which he attached to the poppy wreath: "In memory of all those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. We will remember them. William."