Rainy day but First Lady Melania Trump brings sunshine in Jersey as she and President Trump return to US from a Paris visit.
Does Melania need those left-wing fashion designers who boycotted her? NOPE! Never!
Melania Trump in Paris
Eiffel Tower dinner with Emmanuel Macron and his wife Briggite
The lady in red
Paris bloom. Blue floral print looks good!
White dress, red shoes – nice!
Donald Trump seated himself next to Brigitte Macron, with whom he’d shared an uncomfortable handshake with earlier in the day that lingered on a little too long -and in which she appeared to be trying to get him to let go.
He’d also told France’s 64-year-old first lady in remarks that were caught on tape: ‘You know, you’re in such good shape.’
The compliment was made in front of her husband, the 39-year-old French president, and Trump, 71, repeated it to him before turning back to Mme Macron and saying to her: ‘Beautiful.’
A French official Facebook live stream captured the interaction. What was not caught was Melania Trump’s reaction, as her back was to the camera.
However, the American first lady, 47, seemed to move closer to Mme Macron and put her hand around her protectively as Trump spoke to her.
The awkward exchange came after Macron her husband welcomed Donald and Melania to Paris on the eve of Bastille Day.
Trump kissed Mme Macron Parisian-style, once on each cheek, before taking both her hands for a prolonged grip, in which he appeared to jerk her left arm towards him as she appeared to be struggling to get him to let go.
It was an off-script start to a carefully-choreographed visit to Paris which on Friday will see Trump and Macron together for the Bastille Day celebrations, as well the couple dining together on Thursday evening at the Eiffel Tower.
MUSLIM THROW JEWISH WOMAN FROM HER APARTMENT WINDOW IN PARIS AFTER STABBING HER, SHOUTING ‘ALLAHU AKBAR’
( Gateway Pundit ) In a violent attack causing trepidation amongst Paris’ Jewish community, a 66-year-old Orthodox woman, Sarah Halimi, was murdered to the cry of ‘‘Allahu Akbar’’ early Tuesday morning, pushed from the window of her top-floor apartment in Paris’ 11th arrondissement.
The accused, a 27-year-old of Muslim origin known to police for a string of offenses, had broken into the apartment of his victim – reportedly scaling the exterior wall from the floor below where he lived with his parents – to stab his victim before throwing her to her death.
The lifeless body of Ms. Halimi was found on the ground beneath her apartment, having been pushed to her death from her third story window during the attack which took place at approximately 4:30am.
Three armed police were on the scene prior to the murder, according to neighbors, who also reported hearing the cry of ‘’Allahu Akbar’’ at the moment of the crime. Unconfirmed reports circulating on social media also suggest that Ms. Halimi had previously been harassed by a relative of the accused, and that she had been subjected to verbal abuse in the days leading up to the incident. Neighbors claim that the accused had been ”radicalized” and that police were waiting for an anti-terrorist unit to deal with the situation
( Daily Mail ) CCTV footage has emerged showing the terrifying moment a suspected Islamic extremist grabbed a female soldier from behind at Paris’ Orly airport before wrestling her gun from her.
Security footage of Saturday’s attack shows the man grabbing the soldier around the shoulders after dropping a shopping bag, as her companion patrols slightly ahead.
The attacker, Ziyed Ben Belgacem, was shot dead within three minutes during the ensuing standoff with the companion and another soldier.
The incident caused panic and shut down the French capital’s second-biggest airport.
The footage, obtained by AP, shows the a 39-year-old Frenchman trying to wrestle away the first soldier’s gun, but he was killed before he could fire the weapon.
Although Ben Belgacem held on to the soldier for an extended period of time, it took a few minutes for other airport goers to notice what was happening.
No one else was injured in the incident.
VIDEOS: ‘French’ rioters chant “Allah Akbar” as they burn down Paris suburb…THEY TAKE THEM IN, THIS IS HOW THEY SHOW THEIR GRATITUDE!
( Gatestone Europe ) In the wake of the alleged sodomization with a baton of a French citizen, known only as the 22-year-old ‘Theo‘, by a French police officer during a drug raid, violent protests have erupted all over the French capital’s suburbs near Bobigny, housing a majority immigrant population.
37 people were arrested when some 2000 protesters took to the streets and started torching cars and destroying property.
Mezine, owner of a local supermarket said:
“They broke everything, they all ran away. The shop is 200,000 euros, at least. Everything, my whole investment is gone.”
The video above shows a compilation of last week’s violent protest. From 1:30 onwards, protesters can be heard chanting “Allah Akbar!” as they riot about.
PARIS TO PROTECT EIFFEL TOWER WITH BULLETPROOF, EIGHT-FOOT GLASS WALL…HOW ABOUT YOUR GROWING NUMBER OF WALKING TIME BOMBS? ANY PLANS?
( Breitbart ) Paris City Hall announced Thursday an eight-foot tall bulletproof glass wall will shield the iconic Belle-Epoque Eiffel Tower from terrorist threats.
Coming just six days after a lone knife attacker rushed soldiers protecting the Louvre Palace museum, the new permanent wall will replace a temporary structure put in place in Summer 2016. Speaking in Paris Thursday morning, Bernard Gaudillères, president of the organisation that operates the tower, said the “bulletproof wall will encompass most of the gardens of the Eiffel Tower”, reports Le Figaro.
Mr. Gaudillères said because the wall will be made of bulletproof glass, it will still allow views of the Tower from the street. The new wall will prevent tourists and, it is hoped, would-be terrorists from approaching from any direction.
Now instead of walking to the monument from the street, visitors will be forced to enter through security checkpoints through the gardens. Despite this change, Paris has said access to the gardens and square underneath the tower will remain free of charge.
The decision to use glass, which will cost Paris some €20 million (£17 million), will prevent the tower from taking on the appearance of a “fortress”, and won’t “distort the architectural aspects of the surroundings”, reports Le Parisien.
This development comes as Paris struggles to recover the flagging tourist trade in the city, which has been driven away by fear of terrorism and surging crime. Breitbart London reported in January how Chinese tour operators are seeing a slump in bookings in France, with wealthy travellers instead opting for safer destinations like Italy, Spain, and Russia.
BREAKING NEWS: French police arrest 16 people over Kim Kardashian robbery in Paris after DNA traces are found on stolen jewellery
- Kardashian, 36, was tied up and robbed at gunpoint in apartment in Paris, France
- Police have arrested 16 people in the Paris region over the October 3 robbery
- The arrests were made in part thanks to traces of DNA left behind at the scene