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OWe keep in mind that throughout D-Day, it was on Omaha seashore that the battle was the fiercest and bloodiest for the Americans, that we needed to wait till the tip of the day to seek out out if the touchdown had handed or failed. This June 6, 2024, it’s between American presidents – former and present – ​​that the battle can be more likely to be fierce. Because the American Veterans Association has prolonged, because it has the proper to do, an invite to a few former presidents, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama and… Donald Trump.

Trump versus Biden, the opposite battle of Omaha Beach?

The subsequent two candidates within the November election may due to this fact rub shoulders, even when Trump has not but confirmed his presence, neither Obama nor Clinton. But how can Trump resist the temptation to even be blessed by these veterans who embody the greatness of America, even when the Allied touchdown embodies the precise reverse of the isolationism advocated by Trump?

The temptation is all of the stronger as a result of, for the primary time since 1994, the worldwide ceremony will happen, in accordance with our data, on the seashore itself and never on the heights, close to the American cemetery of Colleville. On the very scene of fight and loss of life, and never close to a spot of contemplation. It was Emmanuel Macron and the providers of the Élysée who determined this, which is able to permit the president an all of the extra critical and solemn ode, in these occasions of conflict in Ukraine, to the reminiscence of those allied troops despatched to liberate Europe from the enemies of democracy.

A strategic presence a number of months earlier than the presidential elections

If Trump confirms his presence – we will guess the circumstances dictated behind the scenes -, the speech of Emmanuel Macron, himself within the marketing campaign, nonetheless dangers being eclipsed by the battle which is able to happen behind the scenes between the 2 American presidents. For Biden, who can pay a state go to to France till June 8, Trump's presence can be a tough blow. Every twenty years, the ten-year commemoration coincides with the race for the White House. Reagan, Bush got here to marketing campaign in 1984 – it was nonetheless on Utah Beach – and, in 2004, to obtain the anointing of veterans. But they have been alone, with out their opponent.

If Biden thought he had free rein to supply himself a worldwide and nationwide platform as a part of his re-election, it was a failure. He would then need to share the highlight, even when Clinton and Obama will then come to quantity and assist him. In this case, the group, already sophisticated by the switch to a really inaccessible seashore given the steep terrain, would require an unprecedented safety system: take a look at actually, seven weeks earlier than the beginning of the Olympics, even whether or not the Americans will maintain it themselves, once more, given the plateau. On this level, the negotiations between the safety providers of the 2 nations are promising. Omaha Beach dangers being militarized like by no means earlier than since… June 6, 1944, besides that the heads of state can have changed the combatants.