President Donald Trump will deliver a big speech in Saudi Arabia today––the first speech abroad for Trump as President of the United States.
Trump met with King Salman yesterday at the Royal Court, and there was a ceremony that took place when he received the country’s highest civilian honor, the Collar of Abdulaziz Al Saud. Trump also signed a multi-billion dollar arms deal with the king, and he was treated to a ceremonial party afterwards where he and some of his advisers were filmed dancing.
A significant deal of intrigue has gone towards what kind of speech Trump will give in his overseas debut. Indications suggest that Trump will focus on promoting Middle Eastern peace and cooperation, and that he will ease up on some of the harsher rhetoric he used about Muslims and Islamic terrorism during the 2016 election. Once Trump concludes his business in Saudi Arabia, he is expected to continue his international tour with trips to Israel, the Vatican, Belgium and Italy.
Trump’s trip comes as the White House faces mounting press due to continuing developments over the investigation on whether his presidential campaign colluded with Russian interference during the 2016 election.
Trump is expected to deliver his speech shortly.
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