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Trump Set For His First Foreign Diplomatic Trip

Trump Set For His First Foreign Diplomatic Trip

Donald Trump has left on what will be his first trip representing the U.S., outside of the U.S., since his appointment.

The President will be travelling to 5 countries, those being Saudi Arabia, Israel, Italy, Belgium and The Vatican City, where is scheduled to meet with all of the heads of states.

Breaking from tradition, Trump is visiting a non-North American Nation on his first international trip, unlike the past five presidents who either visited Canada or Mexico.

Trump’s first stop will be in Saudi Arabia, where he will meet King Salman, followed with a meet with Israeli PM Netanyahu, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Pope Francis, Italian President Sergio Mattarella, King Philippe of Belgium and all the other leaders of the G7 countries, among others.

Marking his visit to Saudi Arabia, home of the holiest of sites for the Islamic religion, a symbolic decision, a spokesperson from the Trump administration stated, “We thought that was very important because, obviously, people have tried to portray the president in a certain way, but I think that what he wants to do is solve the same problem that a lot of the leaders in the Islamic world want to do.

Last week, the Pope had made it extremely clear that he would not be judging the controversial president despite their glaring differences on important topics such as climate change and immigration. The pope said, “I will tell him what I think, he will tell me what he thinks, but I never wanted to judge someone before I listen to the person first.”

President Trump’s international tour will end with a meeting with the NATO leaders, and attending a G7 summit.

 

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