Trump International Trip – No apologies, No Bowing, Plenty of Respect

By Faye Higbee

Obama wasn’t particularly well liked in the Middle East, as much as he fawned over their leaders. We’ll never forget the time he bowed to the Saudi King and continually apologized for America. There was none of that on this Trump International trip, in fact it was just the opposite: Trump shook hands with King Salman and looked him in the eye. Even Melania appeared to be a hit with the Saudi Press in spite of her lack of head covering.

That’s right, there were absolutely no apologies uttered from his lips. And he called out Islamic terrorism for exactly what it is, and said this is a conflict between “good and evil.”

And the left? “He won’t say Islamic terrorism.” He said it. “He won’t be welcome in Saudi Arabia.” They treated him like a king, and gave him their highest civilian honor – not just because he is the US President, but because he wants to “increase security.” Obama, Putin, and Theresa May all received that same honor, for different reasons. His welcome was significantly warmer that that of Obama. And there was no bowing.

“That means honestly confronting the crisis of Islamist extremism and the Islamist terror groups it inspires. And it means standing together against the murder of innocent Muslims, the oppression of women, the persecution of Jews, and the slaughter of Christians.
Religious leaders must make this absolutely clear: Barbarism will deliver you no glory – piety to evil will bring you no dignity. If you choose the path of terror, your life will be empty, your life will be brief, and YOUR SOUL WILL BE CONDEMNED.” Donald Trump to the Arab Islamic American Summit.

OUCH. That’s was a shot right between the eyes. Of course. as usual, liberals over at “Occupy Democrats” used fake news to try and delete the power of the entire trip by saying that he bowed just like Obama. They griped about Melania. They griped about Ivanka.

Take note of the difference here- Trump did not bow to the Saudi King, Obama did. Obama’s action did not occur during the presentation of the medal. Dems, you’re wrong again!

They told Melania that she was insulting the Saudis – not true, Saudis do not expect foreign dignitaries to wear the head covering- Angela Merkel, Theresa May, and yes Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama all got away without wearing one. Some leftists even insinuated that Melania broke the rules by showing her legs in public. But the Saudi Press loved her, calling her “classy and conservative.” They even seemed mesmerized by Ivanka.

Remember this: the left will lie, twist, and throw b****s*** in order to achieve their goal of making Trump – and his family- look bad. It’s despicable.

From Riyadh,  the Trump train heads to Jerusalem and meetings with PM Netanyahu, and Abbas. Then he’ll travel to Rome, Italy and a meeting with the Pope. After that, he goes to Belgium to the G7 Summit and the NATO meeting.

The full text of his speech to the 50 Muslim countries in attendance can be read here.

“When we see the scenes of destruction in the wake of terror, we see no signs that those murdered were Jewish or Christian, Shia or Sunni. When we look upon the streams of innocent blood soaked into the ancient ground, we cannot see the faith or sect or tribe of the victims – we see only that they were Children of God whose deaths are an insult to all that is holy.”

Trump is aware that Saudi Arabia’s record on human rights is poor. But he is the FIRST President of the United States to attempt dialogue with all three major religious groups in one trip. We understand that Islam is riddled with violence and is not one whit peaceful, and their purpose is to wage jihad to bring Western Civilization under Sharia.  But the influence of the Trump women on the women of Saudi Arabia could have lasting effects on the rigid Islamic nation. Let’s give this a chance to work before we adopt the leftist pattern of complaining about everything he does.