We go to Bethlehem; President Trump goes to Jerusalem. We go to Jerusalem; President Trump goes to Bethlehem. You get a sense of it. It wasn't that bad, but we did get a little nervy on the morning Trump was scheduled to pass through the Israeli-built "separation barrier." We discovered that the road in front of our hotel had been sealed off in the night. Palestinian special forces were stationed every 25 meters for as far as the eye could see. Bottom line: we did manage to escape ahead of Trump's entourage, but only after the hotel staff opened a garden gate in the rear of the property. We walked a few blocks and eventually connected with our driver who found a back door out of town.