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Through the beginning of May, Donald Trump hadn’t gone very far. Most of the trips he’d made as president were to his own properties in Florida and Virginia; he never once spent the night at any property that didn’t start with “White” or “Trump.”. That changes Friday, as Trump sets out on an ambitious trip that will take him to the Middle East and Europe through May 27. In fact, compared with the first foreign trips undertaken by other presidents, it’s unusual in both its length and focus. The first person to travel out of the country as president was Teddy Roosevelt, who went to the under-construction Panama Canal and Puerto Rico. Since then, every president except Herbert Hoover has left... Full story

19 May