WASHINGTON – President Donald’s Trump first international trip is being extended “a little while.” According to a letter from the White House, President Trump is following up a nine-day trip that started in Saudi Arabia and ended in Italy with an additional trip to Riyadh.
A letter to the press signed by President Trump states that the president is busy “working on additional diplomatic deals” in Saudi Arabia. It comes as the President’s son-in-law Jared Kushner is said to be the subject of an FBI investigation involving Russian collusion, the latest in a series of scandals that have engulfed the Trump White House. In the letter, Trump assures that the trip’s extension and the Russia rumors are not related.
“When I first arrived in Riyadh, I didn’t know what to expect,” the president started. “I was blown away by the people and the culture, though. The buildings, the food – the lights. You have to see this country at night. Beautiful country.”
President Trump went on to describe gaudy mansions and gold-plated cars, complimented the country’s strict gender-based laws, and said that the only thing the Riyadh skyline was missing was a “big, shiny Trump hotel.”
He then addressed the media directly.
“Now, there are going to be questions asked by the media,” Trump said. “And before they do, I would just like to say that this extended stay has nothing to do with that FAKE NEWS story, tying me to Russia, or wherever.
“This trip has nothing to do with that Russia stuff. Nada. This is about dealing, about making AMERICA number one again. I’ll be over here, working on diplomatic deals, treating this country like a business, and taking us all the way to the top,” the president continued. “Not avoiding Russia, just trying to make our country great again. And I can’t emphasize that last part enough. This isn’t about Russia. We’re a wonderful country, and everything I do is for the people.”
He ended by saying we “shouldn’t be surprised” if he stays in Saudi Arabia “a while longer, to get these deals done.”