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Biden visits U.S. cemetery in France in latest bid to combat 'Trump amnesia'

Former president Donald Trump notably bypassed the site in 2018 after reportedly calling troops buried there "suckers" and "losers."

PARIS - President Biden visited an American cemetery in France on Sunday, a somber setting that allowed him to pay his respects to fallen soldiers while reminding voters of one of the most controversial moments of Donald Trump's presidency.

Biden's stop at the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery - a site Trump skipped during a 2018 trip after reportedly calling those buried there "suckers" and "losers" - capped a five-day trip to France in which the president did not say his predecessor's name in public but nonetheless sought to make clear the sharp differences that exist between the two men and their presidencies.

As he left the cemetery, Biden said he felt "pride" and "reverence" for what the soldiers there accomplished, drawing a contrast with Trump's reported disparagement of fallen troops and taking aim at the isolationist impulses Trump has embraced.


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