France rolled out the Red Carpet to welcome Donald Trump on a Presidential Visit laden with Military Pomp that the White House hopes will offer respite from a growing scandal back home.

The US President’s brief 24-hour trip to the French Capital coincides with celebrations for Bastille Day, France’s National Day which is marked on Friday, and the 100th Anniversary of US involvement in World War I.

Accompanied by first Lady Melania Trump, the 71-year-old stepped onto French Soil for the first time as President hoping the visit will distract from weighty allegations that his family and inner circle colluded with Russia to win the 2016 US Election.