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Israel part of planned Trump trip



President Donald Trump announced that his first overseas trip as president would be to Israel, Saudi Arabia and the Vatican. Trump’s announcement and how his aides framed it to reporters sought to allay concerns stoked during his presidential campaign and the first weeks of his presidency that he is anti-Muslim. “My first foreign trip as president of the United States will be to Saudi Arabia, then Israel and then to a place that my cardinals love very much, Rome,” Trump said on the White House lawn, where he had just signed an executive order easing restrictions on tax exemptions for religious groups. 
JTA photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images. President Donald Trump announced that his first overseas trip as president would be to Israel, Saudi Arabia and the Vatican. Trump’s announcement and how his aides framed it to reporters sought to allay concerns stoked during his presidential campaign and the first weeks of his presidency that he is anti-Muslim. “My first foreign trip as president of the United States will be to Saudi Arabia, then Israel and then to a place that my cardinals love very much, Rome,” Trump said on the White House lawn, where he had just signed an executive order easing restrictions on tax exemptions for religious groups. JTA photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images.

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