President Trump, is well-received by other countries, particularly Saudi Arabia. And get this: The Saudis seem to really like Melania Trump as well.
— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) May 20, 2017
King Salman gave Trump a remarkably warm greeting, meeting him at the steps of Air Force One on arrival, rolling out the red carpet, riding with Trump in his limousine and spending most of the day with him.
Saudi Arabia had the red carpet rolled out as they awaited on President Trump and First Lady Melania to arrive. 👇🏻 pic.twitter.com/OOuAcMna9i
— Corryn Mobley🇺🇸 (@Corrynmb) May 20, 2017
Melaina decided to forgo the traditional Muslim headscarf, which one would THINK would spark an unholy freak out, but believe it or not, Arab News is impressed by her and still called her look “classy and conservative.”
— Elizabeth Landers (@ElizLanders) May 21, 2017
— Gregory Korte (@gregorykorte) May 21, 2017
The king not only extended his hand to President Trump but also to the first lady. This is a nation where women are treated very differently than men, so shaking a woman’s hand is virtually unheard of. Women are not allowed to drive a car in this country, where shaking a man’s hand is basically taboo for the female population.
— Diane Mantouvalos (@AndoniaPR) May 20, 2017
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) May 22, 2017
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) May 21, 2017
President Donald Trump sealed a $110 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia on Saturday on his foreign trip to Saudi Arabia.
The arms deal, plus other investments that U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said could total up to $350 billion, was the central achievement of Trump’s first day in Riyadh, first stop on a nine-day journey through the Middle East and Europe.
Speaking to journalists after a ceremony to exchange agreements, Trump said it was a “tremendous day” and spoke of “hundreds of billions of dollars of investments into the United States and jobs, jobs, jobs. So I would like to thank all of the people of Saudi Arabia.”