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Biden visits WWI cemetery in France in rebuke to Trump

AFP | Belleau, France

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US President Joe Biden travelled to a World War I cemetery in France yesterday in a visit seen as a jab at his predecessor Donald Trump who in 2018 skipped the visit, reportedly calling American war dead “losers”.

Biden, an 81-year-old Democrat, is set to face Trump, a 77-yearold Republican, later this year in a presidential election that commentators predict will subject US democracy to a severe test.

On the last day of his five-day tour, Biden visited the sprawling Aisne-Marne American Cemetery and Memorial near the village of Belleau in northern France.

The cemetery contains the graves of 2,289 war dead, most of whom fought in the vicinity and in the Marne Valley in 1918.

During the visit, Biden saluted military officers standing beside a floral wreath at the bottom of the steps of a cemetery chapel. He then approached the wreath, touched it, stood silently for a few moments and made the sign of the cross.