June 6, 2019. The 75th anniversary commemoration of D-Day in Normandy is delayed as President Donald Trump gives an interview to a Fox News host most recently known for defending a white supremacist.
According to multiple reporters on the ground at today's historic event, that's what happened.
The ceremony was to start at 11:00 AM local time.
It was delayed at least 15 minutes as President Trump was being interviewed by Laura Ingraham, who herself is under fire for defending Paul Nehlen, a self-avowed white supremacist.
"French television cameras spotted President Trump sitting down with Fox’s Laura Ingraham - fourteen minutes *after* the ceremony in Normandy was set to begin. Thousands of people waited as an announcement overhead came on, declaring the program would be delayed until 11:15a," NBC News Chief White House Correspondent and MSNBC anchor Hallie Jackson reported.
Here's CNN's Kevin Liptak:
President Trump began his day in Normandy sitting for an interview with Laura Ingraham on Fox (pic from Host TV): pic.twitter.com/9RXZiEp57B
— Kevin Liptak (@Kevinliptakcnn) June 6, 2019
As Mediaite notes, the AP's Jonathan Lemire reports it wasn't just Trump causing the delay:
D-Day ceremony in Normandy starting thirty minutes late, veterans were waiting.
Trump did Fox News interview after he arrived, slowing him from reaching stage. But, from pool’s vantage point, he appeared to be done and ready before Macron arrived, at which point ceremony began
— Jonathan Lemire (@JonLemire) June 6, 2019
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