Dem lawmaker gives Trump 'cheat sheet' for first foreign trip
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Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) on Friday shared a "cheat sheet" of guidelines for President Trump's first foreign trip since taking office, while alluding to a series of recent controversies involving his administration.

Lieu tweeted the list on Friday hours before Trump departed for Saudi Arabia on the first leg of his nine-day trip overseas. The Democratic lawmaker included on the list references to Trump's policies on climate change and immigration. 

“DON'T talk about a Muslim ban with the Saudis,” Lieu wrote. “Actually, don’t talk about banning Muslims ever again.”


Trump will visit with Gulf Arab allies in Saudi Arabia this weekend and will deliver a speech on Islam written by Stephen Miller, an aide who helped craft the president's controversial travel ban on individuals from several Muslim-majority countries that was blocked in courts earlier this year.

The Democratic lawmaker also suggested Trump not "leak classified information," alluding to reports that Trump shared highly classified information with Russian diplomats during an Oval Office meeting last week, information reportedly passed to the U.S. from Israel. Lieu labeled Israel an “ally” in his list while referring to Russia as "not ally."

Trump will visit Israel during his overseas trip, meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as well as traveling to the Vatican for an audience with Pope Francis.

“Heads up for the Pope Francis meeting: He knows climate change is real, hates your proposed wall and is not a fan of locker room talk,” Lieu’s “cheat sheet” read.

Trump will end his trip with meetings with key NATO allies and leaders from the Group of 7 industrialized countries. Lieu knocked Trump for his frequent weekend golf trips to his branded properties, saying the G-7 “is NOT a golf reference.”