Former Obama administration Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel claimed that it was an “embarrassment” on President Trump’s end for canceling the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery for World War I visit.
Hagel stated, “He should’ve gone through it to go. It was not that big a challenge or problem. It was an embarrassment. And he let down, I think, our veterans. He let down our country.”
“And I think he sent a very wrong message to the world.”
He added, “Not to make a little bit of an effort to get to a very important ceremony was wrong. And I’m disappointed, and I’m sorry he didn’t do it.”