Despite the ongoing scandal and controversy [VIDEO] surrounding the #White House, #Donald Trump is getting ready to leave on his first foreign trip as commander in chief. The president addressed his trip on Twitter, but was hit with heavy backlash from many #social media users.

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On Friday, Donald Trump will head out on his first international trip as president, visiting five different countries in both Europe and Mexico. The former host of "The Apprentice" will kick off his trip in Saudi Arabia where he will meet with King Salman. On his next stop, Trump will visit Israel and is expected to meet up with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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Tension between both sides has increased in recent days after it was revealed that Trump recently shared highly classified information with Russia, which was given to the White House by Israel. In addition, the administration announced earlier this week that Trump has scrapped his plans to move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. Other stops on his journey will include Italy and Belgium, while holding scheduled meetings with Pope Francis, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Italian President Sergio, as well as other world leaders. However, due to the current climate in the White House, Trump attempted to have his trip cut from nine days down to five, but was unsuccessful. As seen on his Twitter account on May 19, Trump addressed his trip, which quickly triggered his critics [VIDEO] in the process.

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Taking to Twitter on Friday morning, Donald Trump appeared to brag about his upcoming foreign trip, while vowing to represent the United States proudly during his time. "Getting ready for my big foreign trip. Will be strongly protecting American interests - that's what I like to do!" Trump tweeted out.

Twitter reacts

In response to Donald Trump's foreign trip tweet, Twitter users were quick to hit back at the president. "You must be joking. I'm literally LOL'ing at the thought of you trying to protect our interests," songwriter Holly O'Reilly tweeted.

"You literally emboldened terrorism in Washington, D.C. by a foreign power. And did nothing about it," writer Jules Suzdaltsev wrote on Twitter, before adding, "You are the furthest thing from a patriot. You've sold us out to Russia, let Turkey beat up protesters, and embarrassed us to everyone else." "By "American interests" do you mean Trump interests? So far your EOs have hurt the American AND global interests we actually care about," another Twitter user wrote.

"If you promise not to release any classified information on your trip, you'll get an extra scoop of ice cream at dinner," Rob Szczerba added. The negative reaction and trolling continued, as Donald Trump gets ready to embark on what is expected to be a highly controversial trip out of the United States.