Trump to embark on four-country tour after midterms

Trump to embark on four-country tour after midterms
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President TrumpDonald TrumpRealClearPolitics reporter says Freedom Caucus shows how much GOP changed under Trump Jake Ellzey defeats Trump-backed candidate in Texas House runoff DOJ declines to back Mo Brooks's defense against Swalwell's Capitol riot lawsuit MORE is set to embark on a series of overseas trips immediately following the November midterm elections, including stops in Paris and in Buenos Aires for the Group of 20 (G-20) summit.

Trump will travel to France for an event Nov. 11 marking the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended fighting in World War I, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced Friday.

The White House has previously signaled that Trump would travel to Paris for the event in lieu of holding a military parade in Washington, which Trump had blasted local officials for over its price tag.


The White House said Friday that Trump will also pay a visit to Ireland in November "to renew the deep and historic ties between our two nations" and travel to Argentina to attend the G-20 economic summit.

"The G20 Summit will be an opportunity for the President to highlight his pro-growth economic policies on an international stage and meet bilaterally with other key world leaders," Sanders said.

Trump will then travel to Colombia, "where he looks forward to discussing with the [Iván] Duque administration opportunities for even greater collaboration on security, counter narcotics, and regional affairs," she said.

The trips will come immediately after the fall midterm elections, where Republicans in the House and Senate risk seeing their majorities eroded or even lost.

Trump has been campaigning aggressively for Republicans across the country in the lead-up to the Nov. 6 elections, with the final stretch of campaigning kicking off in earnest following Labor Day.

The White House on Friday also announced a pair of foreign trips for Vice President Pence in November, including one to Singapore for the United States–Association of Southeast Asian Nations Summit and East Asia Summit.

Pence will also travel to Papua New Guinea to participate in the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation meetings.