WOW, a very warm and ceremonious welcome to Donald Trump in Saudi Arabia.
News people are saying they’ve never seen anything like this in Saudi Arabia.
Obama, who obviously sided with Iran, was not at all treated like this. There are US flags and pictures of Trump all over the city. Melania did NOT wear a headscarf like Michelle Obama did. I believe Melania wore long loose trousers and I’d never have done that but I’m glad she has no headscarf.
This is about Americans being American, not bowing to others’ cultures. I’m all for respecting other cultures but the headscarf says something we don’t want to play into so Melania did the correct thing. Finally, we are not acquiescing and the Saudis are playing The Star Spangled Banner, all taped for their television reports.
Not trusting the Saudis, I worry what we’ve given away but I’m going with this….hoping for the best. HERE is an explanation of the Arms Deal. It does say Israel still has an edge provided by us, so that’s good.
Something I noticed what I often like about Trump is that as the American joined the Saudi counterpart in the middle of the HUGE room the deal signing took place (I don’t know who the Americans were, but about 20 of them individually met a Saudi guy in the middle of the room with folders and shook hands with lots of photography), he smiles very genuinely between that pouty-mouthed way he holds his face normally…..it’s like he’s proud of the American and happy to give the guy this chance and likes him. It’s a very human side we rarely see in Trump, but that’s the side, I think, that people who meet him are attracted to.
SO….Iran is ticked, the Saudis welcomed Trump in ways they NEVER welcomed Obama, and I like it. Even Judith Miller is delighted with this Saudi welcoming and thinks this is a very important shift in Saudi attitude toward us….”we want to fight terror together,” which is, let’s face it, the main reason Saudi’s thrilled with Trump; they like their kingdom as it is and it is under threat of ISIS.
How do you all feel?
(By the way, FOX got it all wrong…they said Michelle Obama wore a headscarf in Arabia and Trump slammed her for not covering up….she did NOT wear a headscarf and neither is Melania today. His Twitter from back then; “Many people are saying it was wonderful that Mrs. Obama refused to wear a scarf in Saudi Arabia, but they were insulted.We have enuf enemies” Well, you learn and you change.)
ALSO: the news people are saying any speech Trump makes, particularly in Israel, better no include any ‘insult’ to the Saudis regarding how they treat women, etc….what most presidents talk about which includes human rights. I say SHUT UP ON THE SUBJECT; we are not there to lecture other countries on their choices.