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Trump goes ’round the world
Where in the world is President Donald Trump? (Please say that to the tune of “Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego.”)
Well, as of today, he’s in Sicily, where he’s meeting with other G-7 leaders. But it’s been quite a week for our commander-in-chief. He kicked off his first presidential foreign trip in Saudi Arabi, where he condemned “Islamic extremism” and touched an orb. He then was off to Israel, where he insisted that he did *not* tell anyone that Israel was the source of classified information that he divulged to Russian officials. THEN he met Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and visited Yad Vashem. And before anyone could really catch their breath, he was off to Rome and the Vatican, where he met with Pope Francis. He then headed to Brussels to meet with (and push) NATO leaders.
He’s back in the United States next week, and we expect his tweetstorms to return, too.
Let’s get physical
Despite all the chatter about “referendums on the Trump administration,” etc., etc., the Montana special election could have been just another semi-strange day in politics. It was Republican millionaire Greg Gianforte up against Democratic cowboy singer Rob Quist. It’s the West, so anything can happen. And then anything did happen: On the eve of the election, Gianforte allegedly body slammed a reporter from The Guardian and was subsequently charged with assault. Outcry poured in and the DCCC quickly turned audio of the incident into an attack ad. But at the end of the day, Gianforte still came out on top. He has apologized to the reporter, though: “I should not have responded the way I did and for that I am sorry.”