Objectives To Watch For During Trump's First Overseas Trip

Pauline Gross
May 20, 2017

A group of senior advisers - including Vice President Mike Pence, chief of staff Reince Priebus, press secretary Sean Spicer, counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway, director of strategic communications Hope Hicks and director of social media Dan Scavino - convened with Trump at the White House to formulate a response after McGahn shared the development.

He emerged from his White House residence with a smile early Wednesday, blissfully ignoring reporters who shouted questions at him as he made his way across a sun-drenched South Lawn toward the Marine One helicopter.

The trip will include a four-country, five-stop tour that begins Friday.

"Only as a visitor", Lewandowski said when asked if he will go into the White House.

On Monday, a second interruption emerged: the revelation that Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian officials, who visited him in the Oval Office last week.

"The power of subpoena makes all the difference in the world and the majority owns the power of subpoena", she added. "I think it's a very hard challenge and I hope he's going to talk to a lot of smart people". I think I enjoy a very straightforward and authentic, very genuine relationship, one that's built on trust and integrity, and I think that's imperative for success in that position.

Meanwhile, Fox News itself put out a statement making it clear that Guilfoyle is under contract for multiple years.

"As I have stated many times, a thorough investigation will confirm what we already know - there was no collusion between my campaign and any foreign entity", the statement read.

That talk stopped, obviously, when Spicer got the gig.

As a journalist who is also a frequent critic of the mainstream media establishment's double standards, I think barring reporters from the White House would be a bad idea.

"The notion that the President of the United States is going to go to one of the cultural and religious centers of the region and explain the proper role of Islam in the world in Saudi Arabia, I think really risks setting some off notes", he said. President Trump's first trip is much farther from home. But he still wants its members to pay their fair share, as he puts it - meaning that they should spend a larger share of GDP on their own national defense, as the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation charter calls for.

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Conway is a unusual one when it comes to this subject.

The White House Counsel's Office worked with the national security adviser, an Army general, on framing language, producing a clipped sound bite: "The story that came out tonight as reported is false".

Leaks are hardly the only cause of Trump's problems - the uproar over FBI Director James Comey's dismissal wasn't the result of a leak.

Hey, like it or not, she's good at what she does.

The surprise announcement frustrated Trump, according to his aides, who have now spent the past three evenings seeking to contain the fallout from a series of rapid-pace headlines that further complicate the ties between the President and Russian Federation.

The 20-something Trump supporter routinely does that on CNN, like, voluntarily.

"It does seem a little chaotic over there, I gotta be honest with you", said her would-be interviewer Tucker Carlson, a frank admission from a host who regularly defends the administration.

Again, that's McEnany doing this for her day job, out of the kindness of her heart.

But one person who does look uniquely vulnerable is the jittery guy who kicked off his press briefing career on January 23 with a diatribe directed at the very people charged with relentlessly covering one of the most scandal-ridden White Houses in modern politics.

"Maybe the best thing to do would be to cancel all future 'press briefings.'" Trump went on to suggest dong away with one of the main facets of Spicer's job, the daily press briefing, in another tweet following the Comey fallout.

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