Trump Got the Rock Star Treatment When His Jet Touched Down in Israel

President Donald Trump arrived in Israel Monday for the second leg of his historic first foreign trip as president, and to hear Israeli media talk about the event, it was as if a rock star and the circus had come to town on the same day.

The Associated Press reported that when Trump touched down in Tel Aviv, he received the red carpet treatment as he was greeted by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and a full contingent of politicians jostling for a chance to meet the president, shake his hand or even take a quick selfie.

“Just look at the footage you just showed. Look at the body language, look at the smiles,” remarked Dr. Sebastian Gorka, deputy assistant to Trump, during an appearance on Fox News. “It’s so very different. How much different after eight years of Israel being shunned by the last administration?”

“The smiles tell you everything,” he added. “Our closest ally is now being treated as our closest ally in the Middle East, and it’s going to be an incredible trip.”

TheWrap reported that Israeli media personnel essentially dropped everything they were doing and devoted themselves to live coverage of Trump’s arrival and subsequent events in Israel.

“I’ve never seen anything like this,” exclaimed Amit Cotler, a reporter for Israel’s Ynet. “It’s a psychotic circus. There is no other way to describe it.”

“Israel is in love with Trump,” Cotler added. “And that’s the bottom line.”

“It’s as though the biggest rock star in the world just arrived,” explained Liron Shamam, morning show anchor on Israel’s Channel 2. “Every minute of the day was spent talking about Trump.”

What the Israelis admittedly may have have lacked in terms of gold, glitz and glamour in greeting Trump, as compared to the reception the president received in Saudi Arabia, was more than made up for with a genuine warmth and enthusiasm for the renewal of US-Israeli relations, which had been on the back burner and left to chill for the past eight years of the prior administration.

Israel knows they have a real friend in the White House once more, so it is no surprise that they were all smiles and excitement as they welcomed a real friend into their home for a visit. Hopefully those smiles will only grow bigger over the next four years.

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Knife-carrying man arrested at Buckingham Palace

Police in London subdued a knife-wielding man on Wednesday morning outside Buckingham Palace, as Britain remains shaken from a deadly terror bombing.

The Telegraph reported the man was arrested on The Mall, a road leading to the royal residence, just as Queen Elizabeth II passed by in a car.

The Metropolitan Police said the incident happened about 10:40 AM, when patrolling officers searched the man on the Mall. Police took possession of the knife and the man, who was not identified, was arrested and taken to a London police station.

“The incident is not believed to be terror-related,” according to the agency.

The incident provided a scare to an already shaken Britain, where a suicide bomber killed 22 and injured 59 others at an Ariana Grande concert in the northern city of Manchester on Monday.

In the wake of the bombing, British security forces deployed 1,000 soldiers to key places throughout the country, including Buckingham Palace, to provide added security. The ceremonial changing of the guards outside Buckingham Palace, a London tourist attraction, was canceled Wednesday so officers can be sent elsewhere.

The security effort came after Prime Minister Theresa May upped the country’s terror threat level to critical, the highest it’s been in a decade.

The new threat level suggests another attack could happen as officials scramble to determine whether the concert bomber, 22-year-old Salman Abedi, acted alone. Four people have been arrested in connection with the blast.

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Trump Ditches His Feud In Gracious Visit With The Pope

‘I won’t forget what you said,’ the president says as their meeting came to a close.

President Donald Trump visited Wednesday with Pope Francis, one of his highest profile feuding partners from last year’s campaign, exchanging gifts in a meeting that the president labeled “fantastic.”

Trump’s stop at the Vatican comes amid an eight-day, multi-nation trip, his first as president. Trump likewise met Wednesday with Italian political leaders, but the visit with Pope Francis was widely considered one of the trip’s crucial moments, given the rhetoric the two men had hurled at one another from across the Atlantic during the presidential election.

The president was effusively gracious to the pope throughout the meeting, according to the traveling pool of reporters who were allowed to observe some of Trump’s time with him, thanking him repeatedly as they exchanged gifts. Trump again told the pope, “Thank you. Thank you. I won’t forget what you said,” as their meeting came to a close.

“Honor of a lifetime to meet His Holiness Pope Francis. I leave the Vatican more determined than ever to pursue PEACE in our world,” Trump wrote on Twitter following his visit.

Trump was accompanied at the meetings, which a traveling pool of reporters was briefly allowed to see, by senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner and his wife Ivanka Trump, the president’s daughter who is also a White House adviser. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, First Lady Melania Trump and National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster were likewise among the US delegation.

The president presented Pope Francis with a first edition set of books written by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., as well as a bronze statue that the White House said “represents hope for a peaceful tomorrow.”

“This is a gift for you. These are books from Martin Luther King. I think you will enjoy them,” Trump told the pope.

The pope, in return, gave Trump a set of his own writings, including his 2015 encyclical on climate change and the environment. Also among the pope’s gifts to Trump was a copy of this year’s World Day of Peace message, which the Pope said he had personally signed for Trump. The president told Pope Francis that “I’ll be reading” what he was given.

Also among the gifts for Trump was a medal made by a Roman artist with an olive branch on it, which the pope said symbolized peace. The president responded by telling Pope Francis that “we can use peace.”

The meeting, which the pool report noted was stiff at its start, marked a dramatic warming between the two leaders, who have regularly been at odds over issues including immigration and refugees. The pope has been especially critical of Trump’s promise to build a wall along US-Mexico border, visiting and saying mass along the Mexican side of the border and telling reporters last year that “A person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not Christian.”

Trump called the pope’s statement “disgraceful” in a statement released by his campaign, adding that “if and when the Vatican is attacked by ISIS, which as everyone knows is ISIS’s ultimate trophy, I can promise you that the Pope would have only wished and prayed that Donald Trump would have been President because this would not have happened.”

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Manchester bombing: Residents open their homes, offer help to victims

Residents of Manchester, England, offered their homes, phones and help to victims and those stranded after a suicide bombing killed at least 22 people and wounded dozens at an Ariana Grande concert.

#RoomForManchester started trending on Twitter shortly after the attack as people offered their homes and rides to those stranded or waiting to hear news of their loved ones.

“If you need a bed, a cup of tea, a charged phone etc. – I’m 15 mins from Manchester Arena. DM me, they’re open #RoomForManchester,” @Rachelkellis tweeted.

Taxi drivers likewise offered people free rides from the venue, The Telegraph reported.

And a nearby Holiday Inn reportedly took in over 50 children, who were separated from their parents in the blast.

ISIS said one of its members ignited the blast as the American singer’s concert was ending at about 10:33 PM local time Monday, SITE Intelligence Group reported.

British authorities identified the bomber as Salman Abedi, 23, according to a US official who has been briefed on the matter but was not authorized to speak publicly.

The relatives of dozens of missing concert-goers, many of them children, continue to circulate their photos on Twitter and Facebook in a bid to find them.

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Trump Ends Speech to Muslim World With “God Bless the United States of America” (Video Inside)

The assertive speech President Donald Trump delivered to dozens of leaders from Muslim nations Sunday at the Arab Islamic American Summit in Saudi Arabia was poles apart from the one former President Barack Obama delivered eight years ago in his first speech to the Muslim world.

Maybe the most dramatic difference lay in how the two chose to end their respective speeches. As seen in a transcript of Obama’s address available at The New York Times, he concluded by calling for world peace.

“The people of the world can live together in peace,” he said. “We know that is God’s vision. Now, that must be our work here on Earth. Thank you. And may God’s peace be upon you.”

Obama’s final words reeked of the same “Kumbaya” utopianism that he spent the remainder of his term in office unsuccessfully trying to implement both here and abroad.

Trump’s conclusion, on the other hand, resonated with strength and — more importantly — American patriotism.

“I ask you to join me, to join together, to work together, and to FIGHT together — BECAUSE UNITED, WE WILL NOT FAIL,” he stated, according to a verbatim White House transcript. “Thank you. God Bless You. God Bless Your Countries. And God Bless the United States of America.”

Not only did Trump tout the need for the world to fight together against “the crisis of Islamist extremism and the Islamist terror groups,” which he mentioned earlier in the speech, but he specifically stated, “God Bless the United States of America.”

Can you for one moment imagine Obama ever saying something so patriotic, particularly in front of dozens of Muslim leaders?

It would never happen. Even in his domestic speeches, the former president invariably displayed an easily discernible distaste for America and its people.

This isn’t to say that Obama necessarily hated America, as some have claimed. It was rather that he was never happy with it — he always felt it could be better, as in less racist, less bigoted, less this, less that. In his estimate, the United States of America was never great.

In Trump’s view, Obama was dead wrong. America had once been great, but because of Obama’s horrible agenda, it wasn’t anymore — ergo why it was time to “Make America Great Again” by promoting an economically friendly agenda at home and also reminding the rest of the world that the USA is back, Jack.

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Trump: Israelis and Palestinians are ‘ready to reach for peace’

The president projects confidence in a renewed peace process despite the Middle East leaders’ skepticism.

In a brief speech at the Israel Museum, President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he feels confident, after two days of meetings, that the lsraelis and the Palestinians are eager for a peace deal.

“Palestinians are ready to reach for peace,” Trump proclaimed, after a morning meeting in Bethlehem with Mahmoud Abbas, president of the Palestinian Authority. “I know you heard it before. I’m telling you, that’s what I do, they are ready to reach for peace.” He added that “my very good friend Benjamin….Benjamin Netanyahu wants peace.”

But it is unclear if either side actually shares Trump’s confidence. During a meeting in the Oval Office with Trump earlier this month, Abbas — an 82-year-old leader who is in succession mode and lacks an electoral mandate — threw his hands up in the air and shrugged when Trump expressed confidence about a renewed peace process.

And while introducing Trump on Tuesday, Netanyahu took a dig at Abbas, who would have to be his partner in any peace deal. The Israeli prime minister expressed skepticism that Abbas would have condemned the Manchester terrorist attack that killed 22 if it had been perpetrated, instead, by a Palestinian suicide bomber on Israeli victims. More likely, Netanyahu said, that bomber “would have received a stipend from the Palestinian Authority.”

Israeli journalists covering Trump’s visit likewise noted that Netanyahu, an embattled politician who is dependent on his far-right coalition government here, has tried to avoid talking about peace since the 2015 election. While Trump didn’t outline what exact steps he wants to pursue to get a peace deal, he vouched for the credibility of the players in the region. “Whether this relieves pressure or makes concessions more likely remains to be seen,” noted Robert Satloff, executive director of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

Even if the Middle East leaders are more skeptical than Trump about peace, they gave him a warm greeting here. On Tuesday, Trump received a standing ovation from the audience — which included Republican mega donor Sheldon Adelson — when he proclaimed: “Iran’s leaders routinely call for Israel’s destruction. Not with Donald J. Trump. Believe me.”

Overall, Trump’s visit to Israel was more symbolic than substantive, and his speech on Tuesday reflected that.

“The president opted not to make policy news in Israel — no change of status on Jerusalem, no announcement of a new round of peace negotiations,” Satloff said. “Instead, he went for symbols — the Western Wall, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, Yad Vashem, the Church of the Nativity.”

Trump mostly used his address as a brief sequel to the meatier address on Islam he delivered in Riyadh on Sunday. There, he attempted to reset relations with the Muslim world and called on Arab leaders to take a tougher stand against terrorism.

After the speech, his aides pointed to the toughest rhetoric as the call to action to leaders to “drive out the terrorists. Drive out the extremists. Drive them out of your places of worship. Drive them out of your communities. Drive them out of your holy land and drive them out of this earth.”

Talking in Jerusalem, he issued a similar challenge. “Conflict cannot continue forever,” Trump said. “The only question is when nations will decide that they have had enough, enough bloodshed, enough killing. Change must come from within, it can only come from within.”

Trump, who has rattled members of the Israeli intelligence community by allegedly sharing their confidential information with the Russians, on Tuesday stated that “America’s security partnership with Israel is stronger than ever. Under my administration you see the difference: big, big beautiful difference.”

But he went on to tick off defense programs that predate his administration, as his examples of those differences. Trump pointed to Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense program, which has been in operation for more than a decade, as well as David’s Sling, designed to intercept medium- and long-range missiles, which was first tested by the Israeli Defense Forces in 2012.

For two days here, Trump has been touting his hope for peace – despite warnings from experts on the region who have hinted that now is not the right time to restart negotiations.

On Monday, Trump noted that his administration’s two leaders on the issue — Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt and Israeli Ambassador David Friedman — both left behind plum private sector jobs because of their belief in the possibility of peace.

“I’ve heard it’s one of the toughest deals of all, but I have a feeling that we’re going to get there eventually, I hope,” Trump said Monday night, after taking a tour of Netanyahu’s residence in Jerusalem. “There’s a lot of love out there.”

On Monday, Trump, who at home is enmeshed in deepening Russia-related scandals, basked in some of the love that was reflected back at him.

“Thank you,” he told the audience after it gave him a standing ovation. “I like you, too.”

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Trump addresses radical Islam in speech in Saudi Arabia

President Trump is giving a speech on radical Islam in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia.

National Security Adviser Gen. H.R. McMaster said the president will be “inspiring but direct” and address “the need to confront radical ideology.” The speech, taking place on Sunday afternoon local time, is also intended to “unite the broader Muslim world.”

The speech takes place a day after the president arrived in Saudi Arabia.

In his weekly address released Friday, the president said that he will deliver the speech to leaders of more than 50 Muslim nations.

“I will represent the views of the American people frankly and clearly,” Mr. Trump said. “Many of these leaders have expressed growing concern about terrorism, the spread of radicalization, and Iran’s role in funding both. Now it appears Muslim leaders are ready to take more responsibility and a much bigger role in fighting terrorism in their region. It’s about time we do it, we’ll do it together, but it has to be done.”

After the stop in Saudi Arabia, Mr. Trump is planned to visit Israel, the West Bank, the Vatican and Belgium.

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Trump Told Russians That Firing ‘Nut Job’ Comey Eased Pressure From Investigation

President Trump told Russian officials in the Oval Office this month that firing the FBI director, James B. Comey, had relieved “great pressure” on him, according to a document summarizing the meeting.

“I just fired the head of the FBI. He was crazy, a real nut job,” Mr. Trump said, according to the document, which was read to The New York Times by an American official. “I faced great pressure because of Russia. That’s taken off.”

Mr. Trump added, “I’m not under investigation.”

The conversation, during a May 10 meeting — the day after he fired Mr. Comey — reinforces the notion that the president dismissed him primarily because of the bureau’s investigation into possible collusion between Mr. Trump’s campaign and Russian operatives. Mr. Trump said as much in one televised interview, but the White House has offered changing justifications for the firing.

The comments represented an extraordinary moment in the investigation, which centers in part on the administration’s contacts with Russian officials: A day after firing the man leading that inquiry, Mr. Trump disparaged him — to Russian officials.

The White House document that contained Mr. Trump’s comments was based on notes taken from inside the Oval Office and has been circulated as the official account of the meeting. One official read quotations to The Times, and a second official confirmed the broad outlines of the discussion.

Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, did not dispute the account.

In a statement, he said that Mr. Comey had behaved politically and put unnecessary pressure on the president’s ability to conduct diplomacy with Russia on matters such as Syria, Ukraine and the Islamic State.

“By grandstanding and politicizing the investigation into Russia’s actions, James Comey created unnecessary pressure on our ability to engage and negotiate with Russia,” Mr. Spicer said. “The investigation would have always continued, and obviously, the termination of Comey would not have ended it. Once again, the real story is that our national security has been undermined by the leaking of private and highly classified conversations.”

The day after firing Mr. Comey, Mr. Trump hosted Russia’s foreign minister, Sergey V. Lavrov, in the Oval Office, along with the Russian ambassador to the United States, Sergey I. Kislyak. The meeting ignited controversy this week when it was revealed that Mr. Trump had disclosed intelligence from an Israeli counterterrorism operation.

A third government official briefed on the meeting defended the president, saying that Mr. Trump, whose discursive speaking style has hindered him in office, was using a negotiating tactic when he told Mr. Lavrov about the “pressure” he was under. The idea, the official suggested, was to create a sense of obligation with Russian officials and to coax concessions out of Mr. Lavrov — on Syria, Ukraine and other issues — by saying that Russian meddling in last year’s election had created enormous political problems for Mr. Trump.

The president has been adamant that the meddling did not alter the outcome of the presidential race, but it has become a political cudgel for his opponents.

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Trump signs Saudi defense, economic deals

President Donald Trump and Saudi King Salman signed a series of agreements cementing their countries’ military and economic partnerships.

The two leaders signed a joint vision agreement Saturday at the Saudi Royal Court and sealed it with a handshake.

The agreements likewise include a military sales deal of about $110 billion, effective immediately, plus another $350 billion over the next 10 years.

The two countries likewise announced a defense cooperation agreement and private sector agreements Saturday that are intended to create tens of thousands of new jobs in the US defense industry.

Trump has been tending to official business on his first day overseas as president.

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Trump Gets Elaborate Welcome In Saudi Arabia As He Begins First Foreign Trip

President Trump was received like visiting royalty here Saturday, as his debut on the world stage competed for attention at home with ongoing news of the scandal encircling his presidency.

In a series of official arrival ceremonies — at the airport and the Royal Court palace — Trump, his wife Melania, and an entourage including virtually his entire senior White House staff and much of his Cabinet, were serenaded by military bands, treated to a flyover of Saudi jets, feted in oppulent palaces and given the undivided attention of King Salman, the ruler of this ultra-conservative Muslim nation.

The welcome reflected a kingdom eager to rekindle its relationship with the United States, and to utilize the visit to declare and solidify its own leadership role in the Muslim world.

As this desert capital baked in triple-digit heat under a pall of dust, American and Saudi flags flew from lightpoles. The facade of the Ritz Carlton, the palace-like hotel where Trump is staying, was illuminated with massive photographs of the two leaders and the red, white, blue and green of the two nations’ flags.

The only US president to make Saudi Arabia his first foreign visit, Trump was presented with the highest honor for a foreign dignitary, the collar of Abdulaziz al-Saud, named for the for the kingdom’s founder, which Salman hung on a thick gold chain around Trump’s neck.

In an ornate receptional hall at the Royal Court, members of the US delegation lined up to shake hands with Salman, then took a seat along the periphery of the grand room aside a member of the Saudi delegation.

On the dais with Trump were the First Lady, Ivanka Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Others included Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, Trump adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner and chief strategist Steve Bannon.

Lunch with the King then followed, and a closed-door bilateral meeting. Later in the day, Trump and Tillerson will attend a signing ceremony for $110 billion in US defense sales to Saudi Arabia, in many cases reconfirming deals that pre-date Trump’s election. The two governments likewise plan to sign additional commitments on counter-terrorism cooperation.

Among the issues discussed will be oil — the kingdom is the world’s largest producer — as well as Iran and Syria. Saudi Arabia is part of the US-led coalition against the Islamic State, but relations were strained with the Obama administration over US failure to push for the ouster of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad with strong support for rebels fighting against him.

During his campaign, Trump indicated he was uninterested in US involvement in Syria’s civil war, but as President has spoken out against Assad and last month launched a cruise missile attack against a Syrian government air base.

As they chatted following the award ceremony, Salman was overheard telling Trump that “Syria too used to be one of the most advanced countries. We used to get our professors from Syria. They served our kingdom. Unfortunately, they too brought destruction to their own country. You could destroy a country in mere seconds, but it takes a lot of effort.”

Air Force One touched down here shortly before 10 a.m. local time after an all-night flight. Salman, 81, who ascended to the Saudi throne in early 2015, was brought to the edge of the red carpet in a golf cart, then walked with a cane to the bottom of the aircraft stairs to await Trump.

The two exchanged greetings as a military brass band played, distant cannons boomed and seven Saudi jets flew overhead in formation, trailing red, white and blue smoke.

“I’m very happy to see you,” Salman told Trump, who reacted that it was a “great honor” to be visiting the kingdom.

Trump and the first lady — who had her hair uncovered and wore black long sleeves and flared pants, cinched with a wide, metallic gold belt — were presented bouquets of flowers by three traditionally dressed little girls.

Salman’s presence at the airport ceremony was a sign of the importance of Trump’s visit to the Saudis. Chatting through an interpreter, the two men then walked into the VIP reception terminal at King Khalid International Airport for a cup of coffee. Salman rode with Trump in the president’s armored Cadillac for the drive into the city.

Trump has two days of meetings scheduled in Riyadh, including with the heads of the six Persian Gulf monarchies of the Gulf Cooperation Council, and an Arab Islamic American Summit of at least 40 nations, primarily from the Middle East, Africa and Asia. He hopes to forge new partnerships in fighting global terrorism and confronting a common enemy, Iran, which on Friday re-elected President Hassan Rouhnani.

Before a royal banquet Saturday night, Trump will likewise hold a brief meeting with Crown Prince Muhammad bin Nayef, the heir to the Saudi throne, and an open ended meeting with the Deputy Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman, who visited Trump at the White House earlier this spring.

The young deputy crown prince, at 31, is the architect of a massive plan for Saudi economic and cultural renovation and also serves as defense minister. Saudi-watchers likewise consider him in competition with Nayef for power.

MSB, as the deputy crown prince is known, has been in close contact with Kushner and the two were the prime movers behind Trump’s trip here.

The highlight of Trump’s stop in Riyadh is expected to be a speech on Islam that he will deliver Sunday to the larger summit meeting. Though his campaign was marked by harsh anti-Muslim rhetoric, Trump is planning to preach religious tolerance here, inviting the Arab world to join the United States in combating terrorism and evil in the region.

Trump likewise planned to participate in the inauguration of a new Saudi center to fight radicalism and promote moderation, as well as take part in a Twitter forum with young people.

Both countries are eager to spark more trade and investment between them. Total US-Saudi trade last year was around $38 billion, with a US surplus of $2.7 billion, according to the Saudi Commerce Ministry. A group of chief executives from leading US companies hoping to do more business here has traveled separately to Riyadh this weekend for a CEO summit.

Trump’s advisers hope his foreign trip will offer a reset after two weeks of bruising headlines in Washington stemming from his abrupt firing of James B. Comey as FBI director and the escalating investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

“I think there is a great anticipation of the president’s trip as to what could be accomplished,” said Tillerson. “The purpose of this trip is really one of conveying a message that America is back in terms of our role as a convener, our role as a facilitator to address the daunting challenges that exist in that part of the world, most particularly the challenge of global terrorism.”

Trump’s nine-day trip will be daunting. From here, he will travel to Jerusalem for meetings with Israeli officials, as well as a visit with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem, and then to Rome, where he will have a private audience with Pope Francis. He sees these stops as a way to unite three of the world’s religions, Islam, Judaism and Catholicism.

Trump then visits Brussels for a meeting with NATO leaders, including a bilateral session with newly-elected French President Emmanuel Macron, and finally to Sicily, Italy, where he will attend a G7 summit of the United States’ closest economic allies.

A foreign affairs novice, Trump will have to navigate many diplomatic land mines in his meetings, dealing with issues ranging from terrorism to trade to hot spots like North Korea and Syria.

Trump has tried to make time over the past two weeks to prepare for his trip, which aides hope could become a resounding triumph but risks going horribly awry with just one mistake. He has welcomed some visitors, such as former secretary of state Henry Kissinger, the Republican Party’s leading elder statesman, to deliver tutorials on world affairs, and also has attended regular briefings by his national security team, including Tillerson.

Melania Trump will make some cultural visits of her own. Ivanka Trump plans to hold a roundtable session on “women’s economic empowerment.” The role of women in Saudi society, where they are denied basic rights, is a source of controversy for the monarchy.

Other officials accompanying Trump include national security adviser H.R. McMaster, and deputy national security adviser Dina Powell, senior policy adviser Stephen Miller, National Economic Council director Gary Cohn and press secretary Sean Spicer.

Though Trump has done business abroad as a real estate developer, with hotels and golf courses on several continents, this is his first time traveling as a head of state.

“For Americans, it will be a chance to see him in a different setting,” said Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations. “Quite honestly, people will be looking to see how he does. There will just be flat-out curiosity about how well he does handling that dimension of the job.”

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