CNN’s Zeleny on Saudi Arabia Speech: It’s Like Candidate Trump, President Trump Are Different People

CNN Senior White House Correspondent Jeff Zeleny––one of the reporters abroad covering President Trump‘s foreign trip––observed that his big speech in Saudi Arabia certainly accomplished the kind of “chance to change the subject” the White House was looking for.

However, he did note, “You’re so struck by the difference here between President Trump and candidate Trump, almost as though they were two entirely different people.”

Zeleny talked about how Trump “rode the anger and rage domestically,” as well as some Islamophobia, during the campaign, but ultimately said that this speech shows he’ll be more of a “conventional American politician and president here.”

He even added, “He certainly looked like a strong U.S. leader here.”

Watch above, via CNN.

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