French President Emmanuel Macron in an interview on Sunday described his "special" relationship with President TrumpDonald John TrumpFlynn to campaign for Montana GOP Senate candidate Trump considering pardon for boxing legend after call from Sylvester Stallone Decline in EPA enforcement won't keep climate bill from coming MORE, saying they are both "mavericks".
"I hope. he will decide for an exemption for the European Union", Macron said of US President Donald Trump on Fox News on Sunday.
The French president and his wife are expected to give to the Trumps an oak sapling that grew at the site of a key World War I battle in which almost 10,000 American soldiers were killed or wounded, according to The Hill.
The young oak also has historical significance - it sprouted at a World War I battle site that became part of US Marine Corps legend.
Macron and his wife, Brigitte, will be the first state guests in the USA since President Donald Trump took office in January, 2017. Trump has hosted numerous foreign leaders since taking office, but he has not yet held an official state visit - with all the pomp and circumstance that entails.
The festivities begin Monday, when the president and first lady Melania Trump and Macron and his wife, Brigitte, dine at Mount Vernon, George Washington's home along the Potomac River in Virginia. That evening features the state dinner with scores of guests. The two men are likely to discuss everything from trade to the Iran nuclear accord. "It's too complicated if you make war against everybody". "When you are weak, he uses it", Macron said in the English-language interview.
"I'm not the one to judge" that issue, he said. "I'm lucid. I want to work with him, knowing everything about that", he added.