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Old 05-20-2017, 03:50 PM
 
Location: NE Ohio
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It's being described as a historic visit. The Saudi's literally 'rolled out the red (and gold) carpet for Trump. Then they honored him with the highest honor, a gold chain and medallion.

The Saudi's were honored that this was Trumps very first stop, as well. He was greeted at the airport, and they were ready with an elaborate ceremony, including a military flyover with jets leaving a red, white, and blue trail, and the history making handshake from King Salman. Even Melania shook his hand.

Consistent with custom for visits from foreign dignitaries visiting Saudi Arabia, Melania did not cover her head. She wore a black pant suit with gold belt, looking very beautiful and elegant, with her hair flowing ...reminiscent of Jackie Kennedy.

The two leaders signed a $110 B arms deal, which even at the last minute was negotiated down a bit by a quick phone call to Lockheed Martin by Jered Kushner in order to 'cinch' the deal.

The two leaders agreed to work together to defeat and destroy the Islamic terror group, ISIS.
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Old 05-20-2017, 03:59 PM
 
Location: West Texas
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It's refreshing to have President Trump representing our exceptional country and commanding respect, instead of the weakling and his apology tour.
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Old 05-20-2017, 04:00 PM
 
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Really? What happened to his paranoia about shaking hands?
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Old 05-20-2017, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Out West
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To be fair, Obama also got that medal and the red carpet.

(Just wanted to beat the libs to that little fact so we can spare a few pages of poutrage.)
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Old 05-20-2017, 04:05 PM
 
Location: West Texas
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Really? What happened to his paranoia about shaking hands?
Really? Our President is making history and that's what you're focused on?
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Old 05-20-2017, 04:15 PM
 
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To be fair, Obama also got that medal and the red carpet.

(Just wanted to beat the libs to that little fact so we can spare a few pages of poutrage.)
Yes every leader of every country that visits gets the same treatment.

It's perception...it's historic for Trump...it's not historic beyond that.

On one side we are being told the Saudis wanted the Clintons and bought them...and then here we are being told Trump is their favorite.

Y'all have way too much time on your hand.

He's being treated like every other leader of another country -- YAWN.
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Old 05-20-2017, 04:16 PM
 
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What is noteworthy is the rotation by to the Sunnis, away from the Shiites. Both have their radical elements, but interesting no less. President Trump is about economic growth. Inked a deal for military hardware upon touching down.
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Old 05-20-2017, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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"Trump shakes hands with Saudi leader"

Well isn't that special. What an accomplishment for Trump!
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Old 05-20-2017, 04:20 PM
 
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Saudi Arabia a repressive theocracy with sharia law, no human rights and run by a dictator.

Trump loves it there! I hope he stays for good.
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Old 05-20-2017, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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What is noteworthy is the rotation by to the Sunnis, away from the Shiites. Both have their radical elements, but interesting no less. President Trump is about economic growth. Inked a deal for military hardware upon touching down.
A little trivia for ya:

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President Barack Obama's administration brokered more arms sales than any US administration since World War II - estimated at $200bn. They sold Saudi Arabia alone $60bn in arms, which sparked criticism by Democrats concerned with Saudi Arabia's alleged human rights violations.
Donald Trump to announce $350bn arms deal with Saudi Arabia
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