Donald Trump arrives in Paris at the invitation of France's president, Emmanuel Macron

Controversy follows Trump, as he faces criticism on the Paris Climate Accord, Donald Jr., and the Russia investigation.
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Next tonight here, president trump is in Paris on the world stage and answering questions about hissen so, don junior. Arriving with the first lady, the invitation of the president of fraps, and the president was asked about that meeting his son agreed to. Told he was getting dirt on Hillary Clinton with help from the Russian government. The president's answer and what he also said today to the first lady of France. It's making headlines tonight. ABC's Cecilia Vega traveling with the president. ??? Reporter: A ceremonial welcome in Paris today. But the president's bastille day getaway overshadowed by why his son met with a woman who was told was a Russian government lawyer. At that press conference today, we asked. Mr. President, your FBI nominee said if someone in a campaign got an e-mail about Russia like the one that your son don junior received, that they should alert the FBI, rather than accept that meeting. Is he wrong? Also, were you misled by your team in not knowing about this meeting? My son is a wonderful young man. He took a meeting with a Russian lawyer. Not a government lawyer, but a Russian lawyer. It was a short meeting. I think from a practical standpoint, most people would have taken that meeting. It's led opposition research or even research into your poebt. Reporter: Br in those e-mails, it was crystal clear. Don junior agreed to meet with a quote, Russian government attorney, who he was told had incriminating information on Hillary Clinton. Information described to don junior as part of Russia and its government's support for Mr. Trump. Nothing came of the meeting, and I think it's a meeting that most people in politics probably would have taken. Reporter: In Paris, trump's newfound friendship with the French president on display, but it wasn't always that way. Congratulations. Great job. Reporter: Starting with that handshake tug of war during their first meeting. Not to mention, the president's repeated Paris bashing. I have a friend who used to like France. Used to. The city of lights. Paris. Paris. And I said, Jim, let me ask you a question. How's Paris doing? Paris? I don't go there anymore. Paris is no longer Paris. Reporter: Today, the French press pounced. You have mentioned a friend, Jim, we told you that Paris is no longer Paris. You were implying at the time that Paris is not safe anymore. Those are strong words. Would you repeat them today? You better let me answer that one first. That's a beauty. It's going to be just fine because you have a great president. You have somebody that's going to run this country right, and I'm coming back. You better do a good job, please. Otherwise you will make me look very bad. Reporter: In fact, the president dished out the compliments today during a tour of the site of Napoleon's time, rarkting on the the first lady's figure it, and tonight B, dinner in the eiffel tower par far away from the drama back in Washington. And Cecilia Vega joins us from Paris, and Cecilia, the president answering your question about his son and the meeting with the Russian lawyer, and back here in the U.S., a top Republican senator now says he wants don junior to testify as early as next week? Reporter: Chuck grassley on the senate judiciary committee wants to hear from don junior, and he said he would be willing to testify in asked, and we know his father feels the same way. If don junior wants to testify, he should. Cecilia Vega from Paris

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