President Trump arrives in Saudi Arabia

President Trump arrives in Saudi Arabia

President Trump arrives in Saudi Arabia

Trump and his motorcade then made their way to his hotel for a few hours of downtime before beginning the day's meetings.

For one, they've praised Trump's rhetoric about Iran posing a threat to the nation. A five story image of Trump's face was projected on the exterior of the hotel he'll stay in when he arrives, and large billboards of Trump and King Salman lined the highway from the airport.

The Saudi-US Summit on Saturday will feature a series of bilateral meetings between King Salman and Trump, and "focus on re-affirming the long-standing friendship, and strengthening the close political, economic, security and cultural bonds between the two nations".

Trump and King Salman seemed at ease with each other, chatting through an interpreter.

Several jets also flew overhead leaving a red, white and blue trail. White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus told reporters on Air Force One that Trump spent the flight meeting with staff, working on his upcoming speech to the Muslim world and getting a little sleep.

US President Donald Trump landed in Saudi Arabia Saturday for the start of an eight-day foreign tour, taking his first steps on the world stage as scandals mount at home.

Iran's President Rouhani wins 2nd term by a wide margin
Large number of Iranians lined up in the polling stations on Friday to decide on the presidential seat for the next four years. Of a total of 25,966,799 ballots that have been count, more than 784,000 (3.02 percent) have been declared spoilt votes.

White House officials hope the trip gives Trump the opportunity to recalibrate after one of the most hard stretches of his young presidency.

President Donald Trump (C-L) and Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud (C-R) stop for tea, in the presence of First Lady Melania Trump (R), in the terminal of King Khalid International Airport following Trump's arrival in Riyadh on May 20, 2017.

.

For a president who campaigned on an "America First" platform, the trip is a crucial moment for US allies to size up his commitment to decades-long partnerships while trying to move behind his previous controversial statements.

"President Trump understands that America First does not mean America alone", said H.R. McMaster, Trump's national security adviser.

On Sunday, Trump will make a highly anticipated address to Islamic leaders about his vision for a more peaceful Islam and U.S.

After wrapping up his two-day visit, Trump will travel to Israel, Palestine and the Vatican and then on to Brussels and Sicily where he is to take part in North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and G7 summits. The agreement will provide tanks, ships, and missile defense systems to the kingdom in an attempt to bolster its regional military prowess.

Trump 'told Russians that firing 'nut job' Comey relieved pressure on him'
The Post said its sources would not further identify the official, who was described as a person close to President Trump. The announcement, the latest in the shock-a-day Washington saga, was made by deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

RIYADH: President Donald Trump is set to arrive in Saudi Arabia on Saturday morning, for a historic meeting tipped to "turn the page" on US-Arab affairs after a strained relationship under the previous American administration.

The trip has been billed by the White House as a chance to visit places sacred to three of the world's major religions while giving Trump time to meet with Arab, Israeli and European leaders.

The White House confirmed the draft was authentic, but cautioned the President had not yet signed off on the final product.

Trump is to deliver a speech in Riyadh on Sunday aimed at rallying Muslims in the fight against Islamist militants. It noticeably refrains from mentioning democracy and human rights - topics Arab leaders often view as United States moralising - in favour of the more limited goals of peace and stability.

It also abandons some of the harsh anti-Muslim rhetoric that defined Trump's presidential campaign and does not contain the words "radical Islamic terror", a phrase Trump repeatedly criticized Hillary Clinton for not using during last year's campaign.

Cavs Will Face Celtics In Eastern Conference Finals
After an Olynyk three, Beal hit a three and was fouled by Bradley to close the Wizards within four, 101-97 with six minutes left. Before this, Olynyk's playoff career-high was just 14 points - the same amount he scored in the fourth quarter alone.

Related news