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How Trump's first foreign trip compares

Community Admin 34 May 19

His inaugural overseas visit will be no different.

Trump -- who will also visit Israel, Belgium and Italy during the trip -- will join a short list of presidents who chose not to visit a US neighbor before traveling further afield.

In fact, Trump is the first president since Jimmy Carter whose first foreign destination wasn't Mexico or Canada. Carter visited the UK in May 1977.

To date, Trump has left foreign travel to his top aides and Cabinet members, including Vice President Mike Pence, who has twice traveled abroad, national security adviser H.R. McMaster and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.
Trump's lack of foreign travel has even landed him with a nickname: the "Homebody President."

When he takes off on Friday, Trump will be 119 days into his first term, marking the latest first foreign trip in the past 50 years by a US president.

The last president to take longer before traveling abroad was Lyndon B. Johnson, who waited more than 10 months after President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963 before visiting Canada.

Graphic by CNN's Henrik Pettersson.