Donald Trump has embarked on his first foreign visit as US president, which is interesting and worrisome at the same time because this "Muslim travel ban" president is now visiting Saudi Arabia and will give a speech to over 50 Muslim leaders. All eyes will be watching Trump's debut on the world stage to see if he can really qualify as a serious world leader.
==DONALD TRUMP US President ==
I respect the move, but the entire thing has been a witch hunt, and there was no collusion between simply myself and my campaign, but I can always speak for myself and the Russians - zero. I think it divides the country.
US President Donald Trump reiterated to the press that there was no collusion between Russia and him and that he did not ask the then FBI Director to end the investigation of Michael Flynn three months ago, claiming that the whole thing has divided the country. President Trump's first state visit will start with Saudi Arabia where he will emphasize the cooperation between the two countries to fight terrorism. He may announce the biggest arms sale in the US history to the country to help increase its national defense during his visit. President Trump will then head to Israel and Palestine to revive Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking.
==HEATHER CONLEY, Center for Strategic and International Studies==
It's certainly an incredibly ambitious trip. Usually presidents wait a little bit until they wade deeply into the Middle East because it's so challenging.
President Trump will also visit Vatican, Belgium, and Italy. During his trip to Europe, he will attend the NATO summit in Brussels and the G7 summit in Sicily.
==HEATHER HURLBURT, Foreign Policy Expert at New America==
These first visits are really about personal relationship building much more than policy, and that ought to be a place where Trump really shines, because he believes very strongly, you know, he writes in the 'Art of the Deal', that everything comes down to personal relationships.
According to researchers, President Trump's state visit might help him rebuild his image as the commander-in-chief and get over the aftermath of the Russia investigation and Comey's firing.
Translated By LUKE CHIANG
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