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Trump Embarks On First International Trip Amid Continuing Controversy

Trump Embarks On First International Trip Amid Continuing Controversy

But if the president is looking for a reprieve, recent history indicates he might be disappointed.

The White House has been notably mum since the latest bombshell report came out Tuesday afternoon, alleging Trump personally appealed to FBI Director James Comey to abandon the bureau's investigation into then-national security adviser Michael Flynn.

CBN News' David Brody will be traveling with the president. Obama's agenda and announcements on those trips were completely overshadowed by the campaign. There's really no escape from domestic politics.

"What we don't know is which of these, the more intense solidarity Donald Trump or the more skeptical Donald Trump we're going to see", said Stephen Sestanovich, who was an ambassador at large for the former Soviet Union from 1997 to 2001. Thus, the first leg of his trip, at least, Trump is less likely to hear about these things from his hosts.

Will it be the populist, "America first" president who declared to union workers on April 4 that he was "not president of the world?"

This is the president's first global trip, but Ivanka Trump made a brief trip to Germany in April to appear on a panel at a conference dedicated to helping women in business.

Trump is known to be a homebody, someone who greatly prefers sleeping in his own bed, golfing at his own courses, dining at his own properties. The Trumps are scheduled to return to Washington on May 27. "He represents the United States, even if we are setting kind of a low bar for this trip - if he doesn't make mistakes". How will he adapt?

The President embarks on a journey Friday to Saudi Arabia, Israel and global summits in Italy and Belgium, after one of the most tumultuous and damaging weeks any President has had to endure.

As the Trump administration effectively sidelined the State Department in shaping the strategic decisions, McMaster's team for engagement diplomacy with the Muslim world may have a critical significance. "This is not a battle about religions. And their - the goodness of people of all faiths will prevail over this evil". Like Mr. Trump, Mohammed bin Salman faces a "resistance" in the form of determined opponents among his royal relatives.

McMaster's opponents have recently leaked to reporters details about tensions between President Trump and Gen. McMaster, portraying the General as "dangerously obsessed" with nation-building projects in the Middle East.

KEITH: Well, President Trump had previously said that he thought North Atlantic Treaty Organisation was obsolete. Now that he's president he says it isn't obsolete.

On January 29, Trump phone called King Salman and they both discussed underpinning economic ties, supporting mutual efforts to fight terrorism and defying Iran.

Now, with the eyes of the world upon him, the president will embark on his big trip carrying the baggage of dire troubles at home. One symbolic way they'll do that is by unveiling an "Article 5" memorial. The memorial marks how the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation countries responded after the September 11 attack on America. Joining Keith in this celebration of awfulness will be Fox News correspondent Bret Baier and the ever-charming Omar al-Bashir, the Sudanese president who has been indicted for war crimes by the International Criminal Court. Although Trump didn't explicitly endorse his opponent Marine Le Pen, he clearly had an affinity for her nationalist ideas and she an affinity for his.

One thing we're going to see is the first road test of what "American First" means on the worldwide stage. So far no action has been taken against them.

And just because Trump is away from the United States, the barrage of blockbuster news stories about his administration is unlikely to stop, meaning that his harried staff will be forced to come up with crisis management strategies from many time zones away from the White House.


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