Major news organizations such as Reuters are reporting that Melania, Jared, and Ivanka have declined Mr. Trump's invitation to accompany him to Baghdad this coming weekend.
Mr. Pompeo has likewise declined, citing an important conference in Moose Bay, Saskatchewan.
Mr. Pence at first replied "Certainly!" followed by a blank stare and "But first let me check my calendar."
US personnel at The Green Zone have responded:
"Mr. President, sir, with all due respect, we have limited accommodations here for your 5,000 marine personnel escort. Maybe later?"
Mr. Trump then turned to Senators McConnell, Graham, and Rubio to stand at his side while he addresses the globe from the embassy in Baghdad.
These gentlemen claimed important duties with the congress at that time, regarding defense of the president and his attempted impeachment.
Mr. Johnson of the UK has likewise asserted a preponderance of work to be done on Brexit proceedings, unfortunately preventing him from accompanying the president.
Mr. Netanyahu has promised to check his legal calendar regarding his difficulties in Israel on being indicted with charges of bribery, fraud, and breach of trust, and will get back to the president as soon as possible.
Nevertheless, Mr. Trump plans to go ahead.
He is contemplating the offer of a quid pro quo.
He will promise to stop tweeting and running his mouth in exchange for some good trade deals and a little respect for his person.
Breaking: Mr. Trump's White House pets, Sunny and Bo, have also declined to accompany the president.