D-Day 75th anniversary commemoration delayed as Trump gives interview to Fox News' Laura Ingraham

D-Day 75th anniversary commemoration delayed as Trump gives interview to Fox News' Laura Ingraham
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June 6, 1944. The Allied forces invade German-occupied France in the Invasion of Normandy, a critical operation that led to the defeat of the Nazis. It became known as D-Day.

June 6, 2019. The 75th anniversary commemoration of D-Day in Normandy is delayed as President Donald Trump gives an interview to a Fox News host most recently known for defending a white supremacist.

According to multiple reporters on the ground at today's historic event, that's what happened.

The ceremony was to start at 11:00 AM local time.

It was delayed at least 15 minutes as President Trump was being interviewed by Laura Ingraham, who herself is under fire for defending Paul Nehlen, a self-avowed white supremacist.

"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," NBC News Chief White House Correspondent and MSNBC anchor Hallie Jackson reported.

Here's CNN's Kevin Liptak:

As Mediaite notes, the AP's Jonathan Lemire reports it wasn't just Trump causing the delay:

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