>> Another strong handshake, another case of who blinks first. US President Donald Trump and French counterpart Emmanuel Macron have wrapped up a two day engagement. The pair went into this the awkward couple of the international circuit. Past comings together have been analyzed as signs of a strange relationship, but here in Paris, it's been mission pleasantries.
Neither are shy of a spectacle and this backdrop didn't disappoint. Reuters Mateus Lamont says the pomp and pageantry of Bastille Day helped bring the two together.>> What we can see is that they both love symbols. Donald Trump was raised in the military school, he likes the military, he likes to talk about military forces.
Macron chose to go the Champs Elysees on the military car when he was elected. And I think a visit to a European capital with a military parade showcasing Franco-American friendship. Consensus on fight against any kind of terror around the world, is a good way to start.>> A fly past and troops on the Champs Elysees helping to get conversation going, to be a fly on the wall here.
As for whether the trip has been a complete success, there's been little access behind the scenes. But Trump did hint that he may be open to reversal of his decision to pull the US out of the Paris Climate Accord. That would be a major win from Macron, looking to prove himself on the international stage, but few are holding their breath.
>> Well there has been little official reactions so far. Yet we sense there is some kind of dose of skepticism here, as the Paris Accord was so difficult to negotiate and consensus was so hard to reach.>> Macron was more upbeat saying there's a shared intention to continue discussing the issue.
From this trip he hoped to elevate France's role in global affairs. And after a bumpy G7 and G20 that left the US President seemingly isolated, Trump is in the market for a friend overseas. The body language this time suggesting he's closer to finding one.