"Perhaps flying water tankers could be used to put it out," Trump tweeted from Air Force One, minutes before landing in
Trump's armchair observations were striking, even for a president who seems to offer an opinion about just about everything.
Just hours before, Trump had weighed in on Boeing's ongoing troubles after two crashes of its new airliner, suggesting a rebranding campaign is in order for the beleaguered 737 Max, and he'd spent the previous day commentating on professional golf as
"They're having a terrible, terrible fire," Trump said during his remarks in
In what appeared to be a direct jibe at Trump's firefighting suggestion,
The disaster appeared to resonate with the president, who called Notre Dame "one of the great treasures of the world" and declared it to be "beyond countries, that's beyond anything. It's a part of our growing up, it's a part of our culture, it's a part of our lives."
On his way back to
Associated Press Writer