Donald Trump's first foreign tour: his most awkward moments

Donald Trump's first foreign tour: his most awkward moments

The Washington Post reported Friday that Kislyak told his superiors that he and Kushner discussed setting up a back channel between Trump's transition team and the Kremlin.

As Trump spoke, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders including Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron, stood in awkward silence.

"That gives you something to work with that you didn't have before", he says.

(AP Photo/Salvatore Cavalli). From left, President of the European Council Donald Tusk gesticulates as he talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French newly elected President Emmanuel Macron, partially hidden, British PM Theresa May.

Trump certainly didn't charm North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders in Brussels. He used the remarks to blast North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members who don't fulfill pledges to put 2 percent of their gross domestic product toward defense. He said Trump's speech and visit were outstanding.

Commenting on the result, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that the Trump administration hoped Tehran "restores the rights of Iranians to freedom of speech, to freedom of organization, so that Iranians can live the life that they deserve".

Whereas he took no initiative to advance the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, to the chagrin of Netanyahu and his cohorts, Trump backtracked on his promise to relocate the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem and asked Netanyahu to slow down the building and expansion of settlements. USA officials were concerned that if the ally were identified, Russian Federation might try to disrupt the source.

On the substance of this issue, Trump is on solid ground.

Critics say that the summit's targeting of Iran as a source of extremism and its sidelining of a prominent Shiite leader could drive the Iraqi government further into Iran's arms at a time when the USA needs a strong partner there.

Almost every nation that signed the 2015 agreement has agreed to curb greenhouse gas emissions.

Trump tweeted earlier in the day that he would make a final decision next week on whether to withdraw from the climate pact.

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After eight years of USA policy hovering between neglect and betrayal, the Sunni Arabs are relieved to have America back.

Trump once proclaimed global warming a Chinese hoax. Both sides have been expressing such a sentiment for years, and nothing that Trump has said or done will change the positions of either Abbas or Netanyahu. Part of that deal was done under Obama, though Trump added munitions that the previous administration did not want to sell to the Saudis over concern about how they might be used in Yemen. At the G-7, it was Trump's interactions with other leaders that commanded attention. I will call them from now on losers because that's what's they are.

There is no evidence that money has begun to "pour in" and countries do not pay the US or North Atlantic Treaty Organisation directly. And some are starting to question the chances for Trump's pledge to overhaul the USA tax code. They spend domestically on weapons or other defense-related needs.

Instead, the president used his speech to publicly scold the 23 out of 28 North Atlantic Treaty Organisation countries that are not living up to their commitment to spend 2 percent of their GDP on defense. But Germany, for instance, has been increasing its defense spending with the goal of reaching the 2 percent target by 2024. He also touted his meetings with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members, adding, "We're behind North Atlantic Treaty Organisation all the way". Lots of very important matters under discussion. In addition, Saudi Arabia's Sovereign Wealth Fund has committed to a $40 billion investment in USA infrastructure projects.

If he was not aware of this fact before entering the White House, by now - following repeated conversations with the Palestinians, Jordanians, Egyptians, Saudis, and others - Trump surely knows that any deal that will be supported by any of these actors necessarily involves two states.

The smaller moments of the president's trip were endlessly dissected as well, from first lady Melania Trump's apparent reluctance to hold her husband's hand on occasion to his shoving aside of Montenegro's prime minister to get to the front of a pack of leaders at a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation photo opportunity. However, Mr. Mitnick fails to detail why this is so ("Abbas upbeat ahead of first meeting with Trump", May 3). He'll be returning to Washington, D.C. late Saturday.

Backing out of the climate accord had been a central plank of Trump's campaign and aides have been exploring whether they can adjust the framework of the deal even if they don't opt out entirely.

Trump's meeting with British Prime Minister Theresa May, meanwhile, came a day after he vowed to investigate an intelligence leak blamed on the Americans about this week's deadly bombing at a concert in England that prompted Manchester police to stop sharing intelligence with the United States.

However, this summit saw Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif sidelined, Pakistan ignored, with no opportunity to address those gathered, and not even a mention of the sacrifices made by the country in fighting terrorism in President Trump's speech.

The president's trip has largely gone off without a major misstep, with the administration touting the president's efforts to birth a new coalition to fight terrorism, while admonishing partners in an old alliance to pay their fair share.

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