Melania Trump announces first overseas trip as first lady

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Given his current political fortunes, if President Donald Trump's crucial first foreign trip passes off without a disaster, it will be considered a success.

Before Donald Trump became president he would often spend days holed up in Trump Tower in NY, shuttling in a private elevator between his penthouse apartment and office.

While Trump likes to blame his problems on his communications team or chief of staff, the staffers themselves are beginning to resent Trump and place the blame squarely on his shoulders, according to a recent report by The Washington Post.

The White House isn't releasing a comprehensive itinerary for Mrs. Trump, citing security concerns.

"Some unexpected things are likely to happen, keep discipline, have the right frame of reference when you talk and say as little as possible when you don't know things".

"I am very excited for the upcoming trip", stated First Lady Melania Trump.

"There has never been a president taking his first worldwide trip being dogged by scandal like this", said Larry Sabato, head of the University of Virginia Center for Politics.

"Can he move forward with his own agenda?"

Simons' guess appears to be a good one seeing as Kushner is a senior official who also worked on Trump's campaign.

In addition, the sheer logistical challenge meanwhile of moving a President around the world is enormous.

The former manager slammed any staff member who leaks information to the press.

He declined to comment on whether he met with Trump in the Oval Office, Politico reported.

"I do not envy those people at the White House", Colbert said on Tuesday night's "Late Show".

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The Slovenian-born Mrs. Trump is the more seasoned global traveler in the relationship. She will conclude the trip by delivering remarks to United States military personnel and families in Italy. "I hope that there is not one single tweet about anything in the nine days he is gone". "And while the pictures from the trip may be great, the White House can't change the headlines that will follow him wherever he goes".

But now he's on his way to Saudi Arabia, to Israel, to Rome, to Brussels and Sicily, with a hugely ambitious agenda. However, as a noted homebody, he might find it more hard to relax in a foreign capital than at his Mar-a-Lago resort where he has hosted several foreign dignitaries. Trump's first trip is much farther from home. But they believe the seriousness of the issues Trump will confront can help realign the President.

If you'd never considered Donald Trump the potential bridge between the world's religions, think again.

"And if anybody isn't loyal to him, they shouldn't be there".

As soon Trump leaves Washington he will be heading for the deep end of global geopolitics. "To make sure the president feels comfortable around a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation table". Not Trump, though in truth his hostility to the North America Free Trade Agreement would have made either of those stops challenging. But even if he falls short of fixing the Middle East, the president's first foreign trip could serve as a welcome distraction from his woes at home.

Still, Trump does have one advantage.

His eight-day odyssey across the Middle East and Europe is packed with crucial sit-downs with key allies.

They are pre-disposed to the reset that Trump says he represents.

"We oppose invitations, facilitation, or support for travel by any person subject to outstanding (International Criminal Court) arrest warrants, including President Bashir", a senior State Department official said.

The president is scheduled to meet with the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council, which is led by Saudi Arabia. They are aimed at repairing relations that were strained under the Obama administration. He'll visit the birthplace of Islam, the Jewish homeland and the Vatican.

National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster added to the alarm by refusing to declare the Western Wall a part of Israel.

"He will call for Muslim leaders to promote a peaceful vision of Islam", he said.