Family Trump to Take a World Trip

Trump's going to the Middle East. With Melania, Jared and Ivanka. Trump is going first to Saudi Arabia and then to Israel and then to Italy.

Israeli news reports Trump is expected to have an entourage of 1,000 people.

It sounds like he wanted to give a sermon on the mount: Israeli news says Trump was considering making a speech from the the ancient mountain fortress of the Masada ruins in the Negev desert.

A source told i24NEWS that some Israeli officials have expressed reservations over the choice of Masada for an address by a US President, but added that the site -- an ancient fortress situated atop a 400 meter (1,300 foot) high rock cliff -- seems in line with Trump's grandiose style. Masada, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was a palace built by the Judean king Herod the Great. It's last Jewish inhabitants committed mass suicide there in 73 C.E. in order to avoid surrender to the Roman army.

After that, he's going to a NATO meeting in Brussels on May 25 and then the Group of Seven Summit in Sicily on May 26.

He's also going to meet with PLA Chief Mahmoud Abbas. He still believes he and Jared can "start the negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians."

An aide says he "intends to invest a lot of time and effort to promote peace."

What a farce.

I've been ignoring Trump as best I can, so I missed that Jared and Ivanka just took another ski trip, this time to Whistler, Canada. Cost to taxpayers for secret service (not including airfare): $65,000. They stayed at the Four Seasons, which was hosting a "Pesach on the Mount" 10 day event.

Via CNN, from the unPrincess' 2009 Book:

"My parents believed that travel was a big part of my education, and they were only too happy to fund that aspect of my upbringing as well," Trump wrote in her 2009 memoir.

"All through childhood, there was one adventure after another to typical jet-setting-type hot spots, remote, undiscovered haunts, and everywhere in between."

Memo to the UnPrincess: You are no longer a child. The United States citizenry is not happy to fund your perpetual vacation travels. Settle down or hire your own guards.

(I cannot fathom, looking at her background, what she could even remotely contribute to these international meetings. Seems to me Trump's bringing her along for emotional support -- to reassure him that he's important enough to sit at the big people's table.)

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    i am really really (5.00 / 5) (#1)
    by CaptHowdy on Sat May 06, 2017 at 05:21:31 PM EST
    sick and tired of the Un-Princess.  she is complicit in every vile thing Agent Orange has done or will do.  she is an enabler whos only purpose is to put a pretty smiling face on the rape and pillage of our country.

    Trump wants grandiose? (5.00 / 1) (#2)
    by MKS on Sat May 06, 2017 at 07:18:57 PM EST
    How about showing up at an Iggles game in Philly?
    Never have the guts to do that....

    Peter's from there, right?


    Oh... Don't even get me tarted on Ivanka.. (5.00 / 5) (#3)
    by Cashmere on Sun May 07, 2017 at 03:35:19 PM EST
    Her recent book (I've only read reviews) has left me speechless re: her disregard for women that actually work.  Her lack of context for quotes used (most egregiously her use of Toni Morrison's quote on the horror of slavery from "Beloved".... where Ivanka used it as an intro to her chapter on time management....Ivanka asks...  "Are you a slave to your time, or a master of it"... disguting!), and her blatant disregard for her hired help that ENABLES HER to achieve the life she desires.  Ivanka is a farce, 100%.  One critic I read likened reading the book to eating scented cotton balls.

    if we are very fortunate, Pres. Trump will (5.00 / 1) (#6)
    by cpinva on Mon May 08, 2017 at 11:17:20 AM EST
    demand to be allowed to take the controls of the plane the Trump family will be flying in. should this be the case, they will never be seen or heard from again, to the relief of civilized people the world over.

    to be devil's advocate (none / 0) (#4)
    by linea on Sun May 07, 2017 at 09:51:14 PM EST
    during the campaign ivanka expressly advocated in multiple television interviews for a child-care tax credit and maternity leave protection. it wasnt until her admitted failure to take her donald's twitter account away that it became apparent she was both ineffecual as a moderating influence and unconcerned with any follow-through on her promised advocacy.

    so, yah...

    Cosmopolitan: Ivanka Trump's White House Gig Is an Insult to Working Women

    on the positive side, ivanka has promised to not act as surrogate first lady or take a job in her father's white house. oh, wait.

    She's not qualified (5.00 / 2) (#5)
    by Yman on Mon May 08, 2017 at 08:50:16 AM EST
    Unless those topics are part of the meetings on this trip, Ivanka's feel-good promises of being an advocate for child care and maternity leave are irrelevant to her attendance on these trips.  Even if they were, she has no experience in these or any other public policy areas.  Unless there's going to be meetings on designing handbags or growing up with a silver spin in your mouth, she's just not qualified.

    She's no advocate for child care! (none / 0) (#8)
    by Militarytracy on Mon May 15, 2017 at 06:48:50 AM EST
    Ask any single mother. Her "solutions" are  a POS. Bill Clinton...now there was an actual advocate for childcare with real working solutions.

    A childcare tax credit is a joke (none / 0) (#7)
    by Militarytracy on Mon May 15, 2017 at 06:46:11 AM EST
    For those who actually need affordable quality childcare. Most of those in need don't make enough money to even pay federal incone tax after their basic deductions linea. A tax credit is zero help for them. It only helps those who can easily afford childcare. Phuking DUH!!!!!