Skip to comments.Trump takes perilous first steps on world stage
Posted on 05/19/2017 4:34:57 PM PDT by mdittmar
From Riyadh to Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Rome, Brussels and Sicily, Donald Trump left a swirl of domestic woes behind Friday as he embarked on a first foreign trip that will be closely watched in capitals the world over.
Trump's extraordinarily dense first trip -- six stops in eight days, and countless face-to-face meetings from Saudi King Salman to Pope Francis via France's new leader, Emmanuel Macron -- is fraught with perils for the president.
The avalanche of revelations in the run-up to his departure have eroded Trump's standing at home -- where the parallels with Richard Nixon's ill-fated presidency are now being openly drawn.
They also revived questions about his ability to strike a presidential tone with his foreign counterparts.
"Truth is, nobody knows how Donald Trump is going to act or what he's going to say in meetings of this kind because he's never done it before," summed up Stephen Sestanovich of the Council on Foreign Relations.
White House staff cast the 70-year-old's "friendly but candid" style as an asset in his dealings with foreign leaders.
But as the Republican takes his first steps as head of state on the world stage, his every word, action and tweet will be under the microscope.
"Getting ready for my big foreign trip. Will be strongly protecting American interests - that's what I like to do!" he said on Twitter before his departure.
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[The avalanche of revelations in the run-up to his departure have eroded Trump’s standing at home — where the parallels with Richard Nixon’s ill-fated presidency are now being openly...]
Where’s the BARF-ALERT?
Nothing perilous about it. President Trump will do just fine.
Drawn by you and your evil colleagues in the conspiracy to overthrow this election that you hate so much.
“Trump takes perilous first steps on world stage”
Perilous? He’s the Commander in Chief of the strongest military force on the freakin’ planet!
President Trump knows more about scheduling, time changes, culinary questions and foreign diplomacy due to his decades of previous business dealings than Hillary or “Bolt Neck” Kerry during their abysmal times as Sec States.
Link broke ?
It was there,guess it broke.
I am very glad he is going where he is respected and will be treated as the President of the US
I hope it strengthens him
AFP = France.
Cheese eating surrender monkeys. I knew I didn’t like them for a reason.
Really? DJT has been conducting his successful business ventures around the globe for decades. So where has this brain dead moron been...