President Trump got a glimpse of France's most elaborate and spectacular military show in celebration of Bastille Day. Thousands of French troops paraded down the Champs-Élysées to mark French National Day, which commemorates the anniversary of when soldiers stormed a prison--marking a turning point in the French Revolution.
President Trump stood alongside newly-minted French President Emmanuel Macron. The two shared a lengthy handshake during the Bastile Day celebration--reminiscent of their infamous white-knuckle handshake showdown in May in which the two leaders shook hands for so long that their knuckles turned white.
Prior to Trump's departure from Paris, he said it was a "great honor" to represent the U.S. during Bastille Day.
Trump's participation in Bastille Day celebrations was historic for other reasons. This year was the 100th anniversary of America's entry into World War I and the 45th-commander-in-chief was Macron's guest of honor. The band even played the "Star Spangled Banner" in commemoration of the countries close relationship.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.