Overseas Trip Has Saved "Millions of Jobs"
- Author: Jack Mann May 29, 2017,
May 29, 2017, 4:11
President Donald Trump on Saturday said his maiden first trip overseas was a "home run" and he vowed to overcome the threat of terrorism, concluding a grueling five-stop sprint that ended with the promise of an imminent decision on the much-discussed Paris climate accord.
After the pomp of presidential travel overseas, Trump will return to Washington and numerous problems he left behind.
(AP Photo/Luca Bruno). U.S. President Donald Trump, left, French President Emmanuel Macron and EU Council President Donald Tusk, right, watch the Frecce Tricolori Italian Air Force acrobatic squadron performing, in Taormina, Italy, Friday, May 26, 2017.
"Terrorism is a threat, bad threat, to all of humanity", Mr. Trump said.
"The mood of Article 5, the idea that we are all in this together, is not the mood he conveyed", said Jon Alterman, a senior vice president at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington.
Trump said because of their "selfless commitment" and the sacrifices their families make that Americans are able to enjoy freedom.
In Sicily, Donald Trump listened attentively during complex G7 debates over trade and climate change, smiled for the cameras, and for the most part refrained from provocative tweets.
The president vowed to provide troops with new equipment and vehicles, and touted his budget proposal - which calls for a $54 billion increase in defense spending for the next fiscal year - as an indication of his commitment to the military.
"You are the protectors of that great American flag", Trump said at Naval Air Station Sigonella in Sicily.
Trump's return home also shifts attention back to the storm clouds of scandal hovering over the White House.
President Donald Trump's top advisers are refusing to address reports that his son-in-law and a top Russian diplomat may have discussed setting up a secret communications channel.
In Washington, though, a newly appointed special counsel is just beginning his investigation into links between the Trump campaign and Russian officials.
ABC News has learned the FBI contacted President Trump's Sons, Don Jr. and Eric, for an emergency meeting in NY with the bureau's cybersecurity agents and representative of the Central Intelligence Agency. At the G-7, it was Trump's interactions with other leaders that commanded attention.
Trump notably did not explicitly endorse Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation charter during his remarks in Brussels earlier this week. And some are starting to question the chances for tax reform.
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The G-7 includes the U.S., Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom. He stated, "We have been gone for a long time". Subscriptions start as low as 25¢ per day.