Donald Trump landed in Italy Tuesday evening, his first visit to a European country as U.S. leader and part of his four-nation foreign trip that started in Saudi Arabia.
The first item on Trump’s agenda is a much-anticipated meeting with Pope Francis on Wednesday morning at the Vatican. Melania Trump and Ivanka Trump will also participate in the meeting with the Pontiff, as they did when they visited the Western Wall Monday during Trump’s stay in the Middle East.
And Ivanka is very excited about her trip to Rome, evidence by this tweet she just sent: “Ciao Roma ????”
Ciao Roma 🇺🇸🇮🇹 pic.twitter.com/Kl95jX0lsr
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) May 23, 2017
Not too many people were pleased with Ivanka’s overture:
@IvankaTrump Enjoying your vacation on the taxpayers money? In🇺🇸,your father's budget plans to cut necessary resources for the poor,sick,& the elderly!
— Ja Anderson (@1986patriot) May 23, 2017
@IvankaTrump Breaking: Unpaid intern/shoe designer and husband arrive in Rome.
— Darwin Brandis (@DarwinBrandis) May 23, 2017
@IvankaTrump You are STILL on vacation with our tax dollars?
— james johnson (@rockylucyddd) May 23, 2017
— dev✨ (@seahagintrainin) May 23, 2017
@IvankaTrump What exactly are you doing there besides wasting tax payer money?
— Matters not (@Ted_Giant) May 23, 2017
@IvankaTrump Thanks for the pic on my dime.
— T-Boogs (@therealTriciaB) May 23, 2017
— Pat Buckley (@PatBuck20901453) May 23, 2017
— cmerry (@cmerry) May 23, 2017
While in Rome Ivanka will visit the Trastevere, where she will visit the Community of Sant’Egidio, a lay organization present in more than 70 countries throughout the world. Solidarity with the poor and the vulnerable has been one of the community’s guiding principles, and has lately focused on providing humanitarian corridors for refugee families.