It's another incredibly busy week here at the White House as President Trump continues to move at break-neck speed.
Today he welcomed the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates Mohammed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al-Nahyan to the White House.
— Jennifer Wishon (@JenniferWishon) May 15, 2017
The UAE is increasingly becoming an important U.S. partner on counter- terrorism and regional security; a partnership the president hopes to increase.
The crown prince is just one of three leaders the president is welcoming this week.
- Tuesday he hosts President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey.
- Thursday he welcomes President Juan Manuel Santos of Columbia.
- And on Wednesday he's traveling to Connecticut to deliver the commencement address at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.
This hectic week comes as the president and his team prepare for his first foreign trip which reads like a world religion tour with stops in Saudi Arabia, Israel and Rome.
He also continues to deal with fallout from his decision to fire FBI director James Comey. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his deputy Rod Rosenstein spent the weekend interviewing candidates. Once they conclude they'll send recommendations to the president to consider. President Trump says the process is moving rapidly and that he could tell someone "you're hired" before he leaves on his trip on Friday.
Meanwhile, questions remain about whether or not there are tapes of President Trump's conversations with Comey or whether the president generally tapes conversations.
Press Secretary Sean Spicer today made it clear, the president has nothing more to add about that beyond his tweet.
James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 12, 2017