On a Busy Saturday, Trump Scheduled to Call World Leaders and Sign More Executive Orders


Saturday is a full working day in the White House, with President Trump scheduled to make a round of phone calls to world leaders and sign more executive orders.

The day caps off a dizzying nine-day stretch in which the new president appeared to be in perpetual motion, signing 15 executive actions, speaking to 11 world leaders, visiting three federal agencies and, on Friday, hosting British Prime Minister Theresa May.

On tap for Saturday: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President François Hollande and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

Most watched will be the call with Putin, whose interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election has led to questions about Trump’s relationship to the Russian leader and strained Trump’s relationship with the intelligence community.

“I don’t know the gentleman,” Trump said in a press conference with May on Friday. “I hope we have a fantastic relationship. That’s possible and it’s also possible that we won’t. We will see what happens.”

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SOURCE: USA Today, Gregory Korte