President Trump’s first international trip as Commander-in-chief is apparently going smoother than any of the talking heads could have predicted.
Leading up to Trump’s extensive overseas tour, “experts” wondered how the Commander-in-chief would handle himself, especially in a region like the Middle East.
While many continue to fear the worst, leaders on the other side of the world are welcoming the Trump administration with open arms.
Egypt’s president, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, has been so impressed by Trump that he went so far as saying he may be the only man “capable of doing the impossible” in the region.
“Mr. President, let me express our appreciation and respect,” el-Sisi said, through a translator during Trump’s time in Saudi Arabia. “Let me say that you have a unique personality that is capable of doing the impossible.”
$350 Billion Plan
News of America’s new arms deal with the Saudi’s has already been widely circulated, but it’s still worth noting.
According to CNBC, the weapons deal is worth an estimated $110 billion, and worth nearly $350 billion over a decade. News of the deals have since sent defense stocks soaring to all-time highs. Not bad for a President who many claim to be “in over his head.”
Trump Makes History
President Trump has made it a point to let the world know that America stands by her ally Israel, and now he’s demonstrating it firsthand.
During his visit to Israel, President Trump did something that no other sitting president has done before: visit Jerusalem’s Western Wall.
The president took some time to pray at the wall, becoming the first president to do that, as well.
It was reported back in October of last year that Trump had sent a note to be placed at the wall on his behalf. In the note he prayed:
“Lord: May you bless the United States, our armed forces, and our allies. May your guiding hand protect and strengthen our great nation.”
Speaking with Israel’s president, Reuven Rivlin, Trump was extremely optimistic.
“You have a great opportunity right now,” Trump told Rivlin. “There’s a great feeling for peace throughout the Middle East. I think people have just had enough. They’ve had enough of the bloodshed and the killing.”
Even though our own media fails to respect our president, it’s encouraging to see world leaders willing to work with Trump. Hopefully he can help to bring peace to a region seeking it so desperately!