WASHINGTON – With ongoing political controversy inside overshadowed his presidency, President Trump left the United States on Friday for the first time in the office.
The President of the eight-day trip takes him through the Middle East and Europe, where he will deliver his administration’s message to Muslims, Israelis, Palestinians, and NATO and the Pope. In the United States, meanwhile, Congress Committee and a special Prosecutor to continue their studies in Russian interference in the presidential election.
“The people in the rest of the world … don’t have the time to pay attention to what is happening on the domestic here,” said Secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, in response to a question from Fox News. “They are more concerned about what they see happening in the relationship with your country, and what we bring to these very serious challenges for all of us.”
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The President began with the development of this journey, during the transition, and wants to affirm, and to build relationships and offer a message of unity to three of the world’s major religions – Christianity, Islam and Judaism, according to government officials.
“Many of the leaders, especially in the part of the world, we will be traveling to the Middle East, Central Asia and even parts of Africa – ready for a period of, what you have been neglecting outright dismissal of their concerns,” said Tillerson, the criticism of the Obama administration. “Are you ready for re-engagement with America.”
But the other say that all disputes could be a tribute.
“I’m worried that all this confusion and conflicting statements from the White house contributes to heavy damage to US credibility and risks undermining the confidence of many of our allies,” said Alexander Vershbow, the former U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea, Russia and the NATO. “America, it is expected that the leading, but these internal distractions are always in the way of leadership.”
President Trump also confessed the sharing of classified information with the Russian foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, during the diplomat meeting last week in the Oval office.
The national security Advisor, H. R. McMaster called sharing “entirely appropriate”, although some questioned whether the President at risk international intelligence relationships too much information to an adversary.
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“I think we have something good to do, but I think the administration can convince be effective in humans, to share that you are still with us, and we can share with them,” said Vershbow. “It is crucial, if we are going to deal with threats, like ISIS, or deal with the impending behavior of Russia, that we are able to have full confidence in our most important partners to both share the intelligence with us and you will receive information from us in the common fight that we lead.”
Department of Homeland Security Secretary, John Kelly, had expressed on the question by Fox News if other Nations for the exchange of confidential information with the trump administration, said the administration had the interest of the country in the eye.
“I interact with a variety of foreign heads of state and government, at Ministerial level, my colleagues and I share as much information with them as our laws allow, and said, they are open to that,” Kelly. “In those places, which I don’t share, you understand, and the fact that this country, my Department, our President, has the safety of our citizens and for their citizens to be number 1 in his mind.”
Rich Edson is a Washington correspondent for Fox News Channel. He previously served as Fox Business Network’s Washington correspondent.