Trump admits he should have gone to Arlington to pay respects on Veterans Day

The president, who rarely owns up to mistakes, spoke to "Fox News Sunday."
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President Donald Trump visits the American Cemetery of Suresnes, outside Paris, on Nov. 11, 2018 as part of Veterans Day and the commemorations marking the 100th anniversary of the 11 Nov. 1918 armistice, ending World War I.Christian Hartmann / AFP - Getty Images

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By Associated Press

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says he should have visited Arlington National Cemetery to commemorate Veterans Day — a traditional presidential act.

Trump, who rarely admits a faux pas, told "Fox News Sunday" that "in retrospect, I should have" gone, but he was busy on calls and had just returned from abroad.

Trump was criticized for canceling a trip to an American cemetery in France on Saturday after his helicopter was grounded by bad weather. He was in Paris for ceremonies marking the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. He visited another U.S. cemetery before leaving Paris.

Trump tells Fox that he went to Arlington on Veterans Day last year. But while Trump has been to Arlington, he was in Asia on Veterans Day last year.