Mr Trump is in France to commemorate the centenary of World War One’s end.
He cancelled a visit to a US military cemetery, but the White House said other senior officials went instead.
It said the bad weather grounded the presidential helicopter and cited security concerns in hastily arranging a motorcade for the two-hour drive east of Paris.
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The US president is also opting to miss the Paris Peace Forum, which is run by his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron and starts on Sunday afternoon.