WASHINGTON — President Trump has been in office for barely two weeks, but Congress is already in diplomatic damage control.

Senators are huddling in meetings or on embarrassing phone calls with ambassadors of major allies, assuring them that, yes, America is still their friend.

They are cobbling together visits to other nations, something that members of Congress regularly do, but this time with the goal of assuring world leaders that powerful lawmakers do not walk in lock step with Mr. Trump.

Others are drafting legislation to blunt the force of Russia, with which the Trump administration has been uncharacteristically aligned…

via The New York Times. 

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