Hier gibt es Auszüge aus einem Interview nachzulesen, das der US-amerikanische Präsident nach seiner Rückkehr aus Paris im sogenannten "Oval Office" am Mittwoch drei Reportern von der New York Times gegeben hat: Peter Baker, Michael S. Schmidt and Maggie Haberman  - samt einem kleinen Extra, warum er der Kanzlerin Merkel beim Foto-Termin nicht nochmals die Hand gegeben habe...
HABERMAN: [In Paris], I don’t think I’ve seen you look like you were enjoying yourself that much since the convention, really.
TRUMP: I have had the best reviews on foreign land. So I go to Poland and make a speech. Enemies of mine in the media, enemies of mine are saying it was the greatest speech ever made on foreign soil by a president. I’m saying, man, they cover [garbled]. You saw the reviews I got on that speech. Poland was beautiful and wonderful, and the reception was incredible.
And then, went to France the following week, because it was the 100th year. [inaudible] The Paris Accord — I wasn’t going to get along with France for a little while, because people forget, because it is a very unfair agreement to us. China doesn’t get [garbled] until 2030. Russia goes back to 1994 as a standard — a much, much lower standard. India has things that are [garbled]. I want to do the same thing as everyone else. We can’t do that? We can’t do that? That’s O.K. Let me get out. Frankly, the people that like me, love that I got out.
After that, it was fairly surprising. He [President Emmanuel Macron of France] called me and said, “I’d love to have you there and honor you in France,” having to do with Bastille Day. Plus, it’s the 100th year of the First World War. That’s big. And I said yes. I mean, I have a great relationship with him. He’s a great guy.
HABERMAN: He was very deferential to you. Very.
TRUMP: He’s a great guy. Smart. Strong. Loves holding my hand.
HABERMAN: I’ve noticed.
TRUMP: People don’t realize he loves holding my hand. And that’s good, as far as that goes.
TRUMP: I mean, really. He’s a very good person. And a tough guy, but look, he has to be. I think he is going to be a terrific president of France. But he does love holding my hand.
TRUMP: At that note, the cameras are gone. I was standing there with him, with probably hundreds of thousands of people.
HABERMAN: It was a very crowded [garbled].
TRUMP: And it was one of the most beautiful parades I have ever seen. And in fact, we should do one one day down Pennsylvania Ave.
HABERMAN: I wondered if you were going to say that.
TRUMP: I’ve always thought of that.
TRUMP: I’ve always thought of that. I’ve thought of it long before.
TRUMP: But the Bastille Day parade was — now that was a super-duper — O.K. I mean, that was very much more than normal. They must have had 200 planes over our heads. Normally you have the planes and that’s it, like the Super Bowl parade. And everyone goes crazy, and that’s it. That happened for — and you know what else that was nice? It was limited. You know, it was two hours, and the parade ended. It didn’t go a whole day. They didn’t go crazy. You don’t want to leave, but you have to. Or you want to leave, really.
These things are going on all day. It was a two-hour parade. They had so many different zones. Maybe 100,000 different uniforms, different divisions, different bands. Then we had the retired, the older, the ones who were badly injured. The whole thing, it was an incredible thing.
HABERMAN: It was beautiful.
TRUMP: And you are looking at the Arc [de Triomphe]. So we are standing in the most beautiful buildings, and we are looking down the road, and like three miles in, and then you had the Arc. And then you have these soldiers. Everyone was so proud. Honestly, it was a beautiful thing. I was glad I did it.
People were surprised because I’d just come back from Hamburg. So I was back for three days, and then I had to go out again. But when he [Mr. Macron] invited me, he and I have a very good relationship. I have a very good relationship with Merkel [Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany]. Do you know what happened with Merkel? So I am sitting in the chair. We’d been sitting there for two hours. So it’s not like, “Nice to see ya.” So the press comes in. So I guess someone screamed out, “Shake her hand, shake her hand!” I didn’t even hear. So I didn’t shake her hand, because I’d been with her for so long. I’d been with her for a long period of time. So I didn’t shake her — the next day, “Trump refused to shake…” [garbled]
Heute, am 20. Juli 2017, wird dieses Interview nochmals in der französischen Presse aufgegriffen. Hier der Link auf den Beitrag von Gabriel NEDELEC in "LesEchos", der ab 12:45 Uhr einsehbar war und um 15:32 Uhr nochmals aktualisiert wurde:
Anstatt lange über "FakeNews" zu spekulieren, steht dort geschrieben:
Selon le président américain, pas moins de « 200 avions » auraient sillonné l’espace aérien parisien. Au sol, « peut-être 100.000 uniformes différents, divisions différentes, bandes différentes » qui auraient paradé sur les Champs-Elysées. En réalité, seulement 63 avions ont volé au dessus de la capitale et pas plus de 3.720 militaires à pied, 211 véhicules, 241 chevaux ont défilé au pas sur l’avenue. Mais Donald Trump a bel et bien été impressionné par le spectacle offert vendredi dernier.
Also, nochmals auf deutsch: statt der 200 Flugzeuge seien nur 63 am Himmel zu sehen gewesen. Und statt der 100.000 Uniformen, habe man 3.720 Uniformierte zu Fuss aufmarschieren sehen können, 241 zu Pferde und weitere in 211 in einem Wagen.