WH: Trump was 'exhausted' when he said 'Islamic extremism'


They were joined by Netanyahu and his wife, Sara, as well as daughter Ivanka Trump and Kushner. This Trump cared enough to get something right. He'll later to lay a wreath at the Yad Vashem, a Holocaust memorial, and deliver a speech at the Israeli Museum.

During his trip to the Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology in Riyadh, a center that aims to defeat militant communication, Trump, Saudi King Salman and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi placed their hands on the object.

Trump's trip had raised concerns because of his many inflammatory remarks during last year's presidential campaign using Islam as a foil to whip up his Republican base of support.

Quick is right. The lack of protest was first and foremost because Saudi Arabia is an extremely repressive regime where people are not allowed to express certain views in public. Trump himself never commented.

He, therefore, urged Muslim nations to close ranks in ending terrorist activities of in their countries.

"We are not here to tell other people how to live, what to do, who to be, or how to worship", Trump said on Sunday. "Know that while there is a technical need to conduct missile tests, we will do so and we will ask the permission of no one", Rouhani told reporters in Tehran. "And, wherever possible, we will seek gradual reforms - not sudden intervention". "We believe Israel is willing". And we also gave them an ability to continue with terror. He will have to be if his administration is to avoid devouring itself, as it looked set to do in the week leading up to his trip overseas.

Over the weekend, the president signed a $109.7 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia. He'll close his ambitious first foreign trip at a pair of summits in Brussels and Sicily, where his reception from European leaders may be less effusive than his welcome in Israel and Saudi Arabia, his opening stop on the trip.

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Trump's two day visit in Israel follows two days in in Saudi Arabia, home to Islam's holiest sites, where Trump brokered the arms contract while also trying to strengthen relations with other Arab nations.

Netanyahu played it down, saying that U.S.

The Obama administration's nuclear negotiations further fueled Gulf nations' worries about Iran's regional intentions, especially as it backs Shiite militias fighting the Islamic State group in Iraq and supported the government of embattled Syrian President Bashar Assad that many had opposed through supporting rebel groups there. Trump's visit shows that the USA has not learned from its mistakes and is doubling down on the same destructive strategy to maintain its power in the Middle East.

The Kingdom banned protests and marches in March 2011, during the Arab Spring, the series of pro-democracy demonstrations in North Africa and the Middle East. Trump's "principled realism" threatens to oversimplify just as much, if it identifies America's interests with those of Riyadh.

"The most important thing is that the relationship between Saudi Arabia and the USA is built on vision and numbers, not on slogans".

Donald Trump's first speech during his first trip overseas as president had all the ingredients for disaster.

"By singling out Iran and Iran's destabilizing actions in the region, the Trump administration really sort of skipped over" Iran's motivations, Heras said.