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In trip abroad, Trump finds respite from domestic turmoil

In trip abroad, Trump finds respite from domestic turmoil

Donald Trump's first presidential foreign trip has fortuitously given him a temporary respite from the firestorm generated by what he has called "that Russian thing" and his firing of former FBI Director James Comey.

Much of the tenacious Washington press corps that has had a field day back home found itself in the last week on unfamiliar ground, whether traveling with the president or left behind. Meanwhile, Mr. Trump took cover in the elaborate and elegant trappings of Arab royalty, and of what the rest of the world calls the Holy Land and the Vatican.

The trip to the Middle East and the Mediterranean may have caused him to tone down somewhat his penchant for...

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