U.S President Donald Trump, left, speaks during a press conference with French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Thursday, July 13, 2017. President Donald Trump is saluting the United States' "unbreakable" bond with France. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
Jonathan Cristol is a fellow at the World Policy Institute in New York City and Levermore Research Fellow at Adelphi University in Garden City, NY. He is the former director of Bard College’s Globalization and International Affairs program and for many years was Assistant Professor of International Affairs at Bard College.
In his discussion with Pat Kerrigan, he speaks to President Trump’s visit with France’s President Macron, the status of current U.S.-France relations, why the country is so important to the U.S., and finishes by touching on Mike Pompeo’s chance of becoming Secretary of State: