Watch Out World, Trump’s Coming

Well, at least it’s an indication that he knows how to talk with foreign dignitaries about topics they’re interested in.

Saudi Arabia seems like a good choice for a first stop — although if Trump wants to get away from the “witch hunt,” he ought to know that the Saudi religious police have a special anti-witchcraft unit. Otherwise, he and the Saudi leadership have a lot in common, including an affinity for giving top jobs to their relatives and government decision-making that features only one gender.

It’s true that during the campaign Trump suggested the Saudis were somehow involved in the Sept. 11 attacks, that they “push gays off buildings” and “kill women and treat women horribly.” On the other hand, he also told one rally that he got along “great with all of them. They buy apartments from me. They spend $40 million, $50 million. Am I supposed to dislike them? I like them very much.”

Whatever else you complain about, give the man credit for flexibility.

The theme of the Arab Islamic part of the presidential trip is “Together We Prevail.” Then comes Israel, whose slogan might well be “Where Did This Guy Come From?”

The Israelis are irritated about Trump’s sudden shift to Arab inclusion, but they get a ton of military aid from the United States that will presumably encourage them to be friendly. And to forget about the president leaking their spy secrets to the Russians, his refusal to schedule more than 15 minutes at their revered Holocaust museum and his cancellation of a speech at the historic site at Masada because it required his riding in a cable car.

His hosts will try to talk about subjects Trump prefers. The Israeli leaders remember that when their prime minister was in Washington, the president responded to a press conference question about anti-Semitism in America by reminding everyone he had won 306 Electoral College votes. Peter…

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