President Donald Trump's trip abroad has been good for his approval rating.
The president's numbers have risen five percentage points in one week, marking his highest approval rating in nearly a month, according to a Gallup poll released over the holiday weekend.
Trump returned from his nine-day trip abroad Sunday. He left the U.S. with his administration embroiled in negative news following his firing of FBI Director James Comey and reports he shared highly classified information with Russian officials.
The 41 percent approval rating is five points higher than it was on the day Trump won the election in November.
Trump during his trip visited Saudi Arabia, Israel, Vatican City, and NATO headquarters in Brussels and the G-7 Summit in Sicily. He delivered a very well-received speech on terrorism in Saudi Arabia and demanded on the trip that world leaders start paying their NATO dues.
He said 23 of the 28 member nations were "still not paying what they should be paying and what they're supposed to be paying for their defense."
"Our travels took us to some of the holiest sites in the three Abrahamic religions and to gatherings of both America's oldest and newest friends," Trump said in a speech to members of the military at the Sigonella Naval Air Station in Sicily. "We traveled the world to strengthen long-standing alliances and to form a new partnership among nations devoted to the task of eradicating the terrorism that plagues our planet."
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