DONALD Trump joked “he can handle it” as a 93-year-old D-Day veteran flirted with US First Lady Melania today.
But the US president jokingly replied: “You could handle it, no question!”
The Sun reports,
Trump added: “It’s my honour, believe me, thank you very much.”
Speaking after the meet-and-greet, Mr Cuthbert, from Elmstead Market, Essex, said that Trump “came across very well”.
He added: “He surprised me, when you see someone on the TV but he seemed different, he seemed one of the boys.
“His wife was very pleasant as well.”
The joke came at end of an hour-long D-Day ceremony to remember the historic moment hundreds of thousands of troops stormed the beaches in World War Two.
Mr Trump performed a reading at the ceremony, which also featured a series of poems, dramatisations, songs and speeches.
Trump later watched in awe as the Red Arrows performed a stunning aerial display in honour of the D-Day landings anniversary.
The President looked up into the sky grinning as nine aircraft sped through the sky above Portsmouth this afternoon.
War hero John Jenkins, 99, paid a touching tribute to his fellow boys too, bringing the Queen and President Trump to their feet for a standing ovation.
As he walked on to the stage, the entire crowd – including the Queen, Prince Charles, Donald Trump and Theresa May – rose to honour him.
Mr Jenkins was a 24-year-old platoon sergeant in the Pioneer Corps when he landed in Normandy on June 8, 1944.
He was deployed on Gold Beach, one of the five landing points on the French coast where Allied troops launched their operations.
Mr Jenkins, from Portsmouth, told the crowd: “I was terrified. I think everyone was – you don’t show it, but it’s there.
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