President Donald Trump declared his first foreign trip a “home run” and said he’d rallied the world’s governments to stand strong against terrorism, despite a series of stark differences that emerged between the U.S. and its allies.
“I am now more hopeful than ever that nations of many faiths and from many religions and from many regions all over can join together in a common cause,” Trump said as he stopped at a U.S. military base in Sicily on his way back to the U.S.
Citing the bombing attack this week in Manchester, Trump said it shows the need for the world to join forces and “absolutely and totally defeat” terrorism.
Trump ended his nine-day overseas trip, which stretched from the Middle East to the Group of Seven meeting in Taormina, Sicily, without holding a news conference to take questions from reporters.
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