Trump's First Foreign Trip Comes At Precarious Time For White House

May 18, 2017
Originally published on May 19, 2017 5:31 pm

President Trump departs for his first foreign trip as president Friday. He’ll visit Saudi Arabia and Israel and then go to the Vatican and Brussels.

The trip comes amid a swirl of allegations about collusion with Russia, leaked intelligence which may have come from Israel and questions about U.S. policy on the location of the Western Wall in Jerusalem.

Here & Now’s Robin Young speaks with Wilson Center analyst Aaron David Miller (@aarondmiller2) about how the president is likely to be received.

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