Donald Trump's awkward adventure | The minute

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Got a minute? President hobnobs in Middle East… with a messianic promise… our roundup of the most awkward moments… and everything else today in US politics. By Tom McCarthy

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Donald Trump spent the weekend in Saudi Arabia before traveling to Israel, where he became the first sitting US president to visit the Western wall … and to make prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu visibly uncomfortable at a press conference.

Trump focuses fire on Iran

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After Netanyahu denied he had any concerns about intelligence cooperation with the US, Trump jumped in to insist he “never mentioned the word or the name ‘Israel’” in conversation with the Russians. Which no one had accused him of.

‘Hot mic’ moment: ‘they love us’

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Pres. Trump says he never mentioned Israel supposedly in reference to Russia meeting after Netanyahu calls intel cooperation “terrific.” pic.twitter.com/ssUpw5OT6C

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It was deeply meaningful to visit the holiest site of my faith and to leave a note of prayer.
Associated Press (AP) pic.twitter.com/9xzpZQywL2

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Trump drifted into messianic territory when he predicted his Riyadh meeting might mark “the beginning of peace in the Middle East and maybe all over the world”, Guardian world affairs editor Julian Borger wrote.

Friend to monarchs everywhere

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Everyone freaking out, it’s a GLOBE
You can see the continents
Just a conclave of powerful men laying hands on a fiery globe
This is normal pic.twitter.com/FEo4auHVfm

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Former national security adviser Michael Flynn declined a subpoena for documents from a Senate committee, invoking fifth amendment protections against self-incrimination. “We will get to the truth one way or another,” a Republican senator said.

Read Flynn’s lawyer’s letter

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I am no fan of Bill Cosby but never-the-less some free advice – if you are innocent, do not remain silent. You look guilty as hell!

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Turkey summoned the American ambassador to complain that US security personnel had roughed up Turkish bodyguards in a melee in which the guards beat up protesters.

Turkey summons US ambassador

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Happening now at Trump Hotel DC, sponsored by the group whose chair also founded company that hired Mike Flynn to lobby for Turkey. pic.twitter.com/2NVv3MyXcn

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Sinkhole in one?

A 16 square-foot sinkhole has opened up directly outside Mar-a-Lago https://t.co/66YGXfwjX2 pic.twitter.com/lwSCmWfWV4

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I PHOTOSHOPPED SARUMAN INTO TRUMP’S ORB PICTURE AND IT’S NOT EVEN WEIRD pic.twitter.com/cVJFGP5NPG

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‘The Onion’ has done what no other news organization ever could: expose the Trump Administration. https://t.co/mXZdBL4Q4Q #TrumpDocuments pic.twitter.com/Qycpnc4Mm7

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.@LaloAlcaraz has no chill as usual. pic.twitter.com/cgD52NwtDg

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How is she not dizzy as fuck pic.twitter.com/IunBfFdwTg

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