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Trump in Saudi Arabia, But Back Home Focus Still on Comey Firing

U.S. President Donald Trump focused Sunday on a major address to Muslim leaders at a summit in Riyadh, but back home the day’s news shows were dominated by talk of his firing of FBI chief James Comey and investigations into the Trump campaign’s links to Russia. Two key Trump officials, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, told interviewers that at a May 10 White House meeting with two Russian diplomats, Trump brought up Comey’s ouster the day before in an effort to show how “distracted”…

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In Saudi Arabia, Melania Trump Opts to Keep Her Head Bare

Ignoring President Donald Trump’s past admonition, U.S. first lady Melania Trump did not cover her head Saturday when they arrived in Saudi Arabia on the opening leg of his first international tour since taking office. Two years ago, then-citizen Trump criticized then-first lady Michelle Obama’s decision to go bare-headed on a January 2015 visit with her husband.   “Many people are saying it was wonderful that Mrs. Obama refused to wear a scarf in Saudi Arabia, but they were insulted. We have enuf enemies,” Trump tweeted at the time, including…

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Centerpiece of Trump’s Second Day in Saudi Arabia: Address to 50 Leaders

President Donald Trump’s second day in Saudi Arabia is filled with individual meetings with several leaders from the region and participate in a roundtable with the Gulf Cooperation Council.  At his first meeting, with King Hamad Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain, the president said there had been problems with the relationship between the two countries under previous U.S. administrations. There “has been a little strain but there won’t be strain with this administration,” Trump said. He next met with the Emir of Qatar Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani. With Trump were…

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Trump Lands in Saudi Arabia, First Stop on First Foreign Trip

President Donald Trump opens his first trip abroad since taking office, touching down in Saudi Arabia after an overnight flight from Washington. Trump waved as he stood atop stairs outside Air Force One after it landed at Riyadh’s airport. He was joined by First Lady Melania Trump.    Trump was greeted by King Salman of Saudi Arabia. They exchanged a handshake and Trump said it was “a great honor” to be there.  Several jets also flew overhead leaving a red, white and blue trail. Trump and King Salman met briefly…

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