WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump sets off on his first international trip Friday to the Middle East and Europe, no doubt hoping to leave behind a string of political firestorms that have raged for most of the past week over his firing of FBI Director James Comey, his sharing of classified intelligence with Russian officials, and reports that he pressed Comey to end the investigation into his former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s ties to Russia.
But at the heart of the domestic baggage that will accompany the president on his trip is a central concern over Trump’s credibility, now under fire by Democrats and a number of Republicans.
The political turmoil was clearly on the president’s mind Wednesday as he offered advice to U.S. Coast Guard cadets at their commencement in Connecticut.
“Never, ever, ever give up. Things will work out just fine,” Trump said. “Look at the way I’ve been treated lately, especially by the media. No politician in history, and I say this with great surety, has been treated worse or more unfairly. You can’t let them get you down. You can’t let the critics and the naysayers get in the way of your dreams.”
Source: VOA News Online