Donald Trump is officially on his way to Saudi Arabia for his first foreign trip as president, and something huge is waiting for him there when he lands.
Mad World News reported that Trump’s visit to the Middle Eastern nation is a big deal because it signifies that the strained ties that marked U.S.-Saudi relations under former President Barack Obama are officially over. To mark this, Saudi Arabia lined up some very special guests to greet Trump when he lands.
Saudia Arabia has gotten Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, Fox News host Bret Baier, and country singer Toby Keith to their nation to celebrate Trump’s visit with them. This move was meant to show Trump how much the people of Saudi Arabia love him.
“Saudi Arabia is delighted at being the number-one (stop for Trump’s visit), delighted by the re-emergence of a strong diplomatic relationship with the United States and delighted by the opportunity to show off Saudi leadership of the Arab and the Muslim world by getting everybody to turn up in Riyadh for multiple, overlapping summits,” said The Washington Institute’s director of the Gulf and Energy Policy Program, Simon Henderson.
Saudi Arabia went so far as to create a website specifically for information about the summit in English, Arabic, and French. It also has a clock counting down the minutes until it begins.
“United under a single vision – Together We Prevail – this highly anticipated event, the first of its kind in history, will renew our mutual commitment to global security and further strengthen already deep business, cultural and political ties,” states the Riyadh Summit 2017 website. “As we bring the world together to confront violent extremist ideology, so too are we working in partnership with our American and Islamic allies to improve the lives of our people and strengthen our collective economies.”
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