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In a briefing with reporters Saturday, White House officials shifted uncomfortably and refused to comment when asked about reports that Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, tried to set up secret communications with Russian Federation after the election.

With the statements of previous groups they would also debate on the weather reports as they did earlier.

The President also slammed reporters who include the phrase "sources say" in their stories.

With no scheduled events yesterday, Trump was back on social media with a string of messages critical of the media. "We Europeans must fight for more climate protection, fewer weapons and against religious [fanaticism], otherwise, the Middle East and Africa will be further destabilized".

Europeans aren't watching just Trump, but are also paying attention to politics and foreign policy in ways they haven't before, said Richard G. Whitman, a European politics expert at the University of Kent. The president was warmly received on his opening stops in Saudi Arabia and Israel, though he came under more pressure in Europe, particularly over the Paris accord.

The billionaire property developer, who was described as akin to a "good French wine" which "doesn't like to be moved and travelled" by his former wife Ivana Trump previous year, also sparked controversy for his visit to Saudi Arabia.

Perhaps, Mr Trump's gut instincts may have told him that he may not be welcomed by this particular audience, given the animosity exists between the two. "But anyone who puts on national blinkers and has no view of the world around him will ultimately get lost", she added.

There were other signs that a White House team that enjoyed rare calm on the road had returned to its normal crisis control mode back home. In Brussels, various other parties also lead the meeting. Kushner spoke with Sergey Kislyak, the Russian ambassador to the US, about creating the secret line to make it easier to hold sensitive discussions about the conflict in Syria, according to a person familiar with the discussions. But now that he's returned to Washington, the foreign leaders he met with are increasingly blunt in their reviews of the American president.

"At some juncture, other countries are going to get sick of us joining in, pulling out, joining in and pulling out and say, 'Are we really going to work with the USA on this anymore?'" said Michael Oppenheimer, a professor of geosciences and worldwide affairs at Princeton.

In a press conference in Sicily, Saturday, advisers H.R. McMaster and Gary Cohn declined to comment on new revelations about Jared Kushner's communications with Russia's ambassador to the U.S., Sergey Kislyak (SER'-gay KISS-lee-yak).

If NATO countries made their full and complete contributions, then the security alliance would be even stronger than it is today, especially from the threat of terrorism, Trump said.

Macron - Meeting newly-elected French President Emmanuel Macron for the first time, Trump engaged in not one but two extremely uncomfortable looking handshakes with the young leader.

Some Republicans, however, played down the latest reports.

Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said that Kushner was ready to clear up any questions.

"Maybe I'll stay down with you and celebrate together and just wave", Trump joked to the several hundred USA service members and their families who crowded into an airplane hangar here to see him off.

Trump called his maiden trip overseas a "home run", but while the White House had hoped it would serve as a reset, attention on the Russian Federation probe has only increased. Headlines all week have been providing a counterpoint to the White House version of meetings. And, one of them went to Mexico.

"It is my opinion that numerous leaks coming out of the White House are fabricated lies made up by the #FakeNews media", Trump wrote on Twitter.

As for some of the rough edges, White House officials shrugged, that was just Trump being Trump. "We're all trying to get to the right place and be respectful of each other".

Corey Lewandowski, who was sacked as campaign manager almost a year ago; David Bossie, who was deputy campaign manager; and chief strategist Stephen Bannon could lead the "war room", the reports said.

At home, the decision has divided Cabinet secretaries and White House advisers for months.

At the GLOBSEC forum in Bratislava on May 26, Polish President Andrzej Duda called for solidarity among North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members.