"Very insulting, but perhaps Europe should first pay its fair share of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, which the US subsidizes greatly", Trump said on Twitter.
In a recent radio interview, Mr. Macron said Europe needed a strong military to defend itself without relying on the U.S. But he also lumped the U.S.in with China and Russian Federation as possible aggressor nations.
On Tuesday, Emmanuel macron called for the creation of "a true European army", to reduce dependence on the United States.
Macron told Europe 1 radio that the "main victim" of the United States withdrawal from the INF accord was Europe and its security. Europe, he said in Tuesday's Europe 1 radio interview, must reduce its dependence on USA after Trump announced he was pulling out of a Cold War-era nuclear treaty.
The messages were "the word of a travelling salesman who in many ways wants to promote sales of American arms while we want to ensure that Europe... is able to defend itself and produce its own weapons to defend itself", Ferrand told Europe 1 radio.
Conceived by French President Emmanuel Macron, the Forum is meant to highlight the importance of worldwide institutions in helping resolve conflicts, avert wars and spread prosperity.
The US and France attempted to smooth over differences over a European defense mechanism, with Trump assuring Macron that Washington would "help" Europe with its defense.
The cancellation drew derision from some critics, with several suggesting he was afraid of messing up his hair and others noting that the rain had not stopped French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel or Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau from visiting memorials. The White House said he was at the residence of the USA ambassador in Paris.
Meeting for talks at the Elysee ahead of commemorations to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One, Macron welcomed Trump with a firm handshake, but there appeared to be less immediate warmth between them than in the past.
"Right now, the burden-sharing has been largely on the United States", Trump said, adding that Macron "understands that and he understands the United States can only do so much, in fairness to the United States". "Europe and its security", Macron said. -European alliance during the Armistice commemorations.
"Trump willfully insisted on an unnecessary trip to France to mark the WW1 centenary -then once he got there shirked on grounds of weather the job of honoring those who fought and died in rain and mud 100 years ago", tweeted writer David Frum.
In the four years of fighting, remembered for brutal trench warfare and the first use of gas, France, the British empire, Russia, and the United States had the main armies opposing a German-led coalition that also included the Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman empires.
"I think he has shed any illusion about Trump that flattering him will be a way of getting concessions", said Thomas Wright, a Europe expert at the Brookings Institution.
The brouhaha began Friday night, when Trump unleashed an angry Twitter jab at his host just as Air Force One touched down in Paris.
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