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Wading Into Murky Waters, Trump Trip To Advocate Religious Unity

Starting Friday, President Trump will address Muslim leaders in Saudi Arabia as well as visit the Israel and the Vatican. But there's plenty that could go wrong.

Donald Trump's first overseas trip as president begins Friday with a pilgrimage of sorts. With stops in Saudi Arabia, Israel and the Vatican, Trump will be visiting the centers of Islam, Judaism and Christianity, the three major monotheistic religions.

But he's wading into deep waters with potential for missteps and disagreement. He'll meet with Muslim leaders despite declaring that "Islam hates us" during the campaign; he'll meet with Pope Francis, who advocates for countries to be welcoming to refugees

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