An invitation by the French President to Donald Trump to attend July 14 national holiday celebrations in Paris has sparked debate.\n\nSome commentators say the US President\u2019s participation in the military parade for Bastille Day, alongside American and French troops, is a sign Emmanuel Macron does not want to let very public differences over climate change affect bilateral ties.\n\nOthers describe Trump\u2019s visit to Paris, to also commemorate the US entry into World War One, as a \u201cpolitical and media coup\u201d for Macron, who is keen to establish himself on the world stage. \n\nBastille Day marks the storming of the prison at Bastille in Paris in 1789 during the French Revolution.\n\nMacron has been praised by anti-Trump groups for apparently standing up to the US President on climate change, transforming the US President\u2019s \u2018Make America Great Again\u2019 slogan into \u2018Make the Planet Great Again\u2019. \n\nBut the French leader has also made it clear he wants to have a pragmatic relationship with Trump and work together on issues where there is agreement. One of those areas is the fight against terrorism.\n\nIt is also reported that Macron has not given up hope that Trump will change his mind on pulling out of the Paris agreement on climate change and that he can be brought back into the deal. \n\nA far-left political leader and former presidential candidate, Jean-Luc Melenchon, has already spoken out against Trump\u2019s visit to Paris, echoing similar opposition that has been voiced about a possible state visit by Trump to the UK.\n\nMelenchon described Trump as \u2018violent\u2019 and said he should not be welcomed to Paris.