The ceremonies commemorating the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion at Normandy Thursday morning were delayed by 15 minutes while President Trump sat down for an interview with Fox News host Laura Ingraham.
The ceremonies were set to start sharply at 11:00 AM local time but were delayed due to the late arrival of the president. An announcement was made pushing back the start time as thousands waited.
According to MSNBC White House reporter Hallie Jackson, Trump’s interview with Ingraham may have been the reason for the delay.
Jackson tweeted: “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.”
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.
— Hallie Jackson (@HallieJackson) June 6, 2019
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
POTUS and FLOTUS have arrived at Normandy American Cemetery – and are sitting down for a Fox News interview with Laura Ingraham before the president's D-Day address. pic.twitter.com/Rr2VD9dL68
— Francesca Chambers (@fran_chambers) June 6, 2019
CNN’s Jim Acosta appeared to confirm the report that Trump’s Fox News interview delayed the ceremony start, telling New Day viewers: “One of the reasons why President Trump was delayed, one of the reasons he was late getting here, he was sitting down with a Fox News personality before his speech began. So it’s possible he was dishing out a lot of the red meat while he was sitting down with fox before giving the speech.”