Day #1 – Arab Islamic American Summit – President and First Lady Trump Arrive in Riyadh..

President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump Arrive in Riyadh Saudi Arabia for Day #1 of the Arab Islamic American Summit.  Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud personally greets the visiting U.S. dignitaries.

The royal family of Saudi Arabia are presenting the highest level of royal diplomatic treatment for the first family.  Such honors are rarely seen for international guests.

(Via Daily Mail) President and Mrs. Trump flew to the capital Riyadh overnight on Air Force One – becoming the only president to make Saudi Arabia, or any majority Muslim country, his first stop overseas as president.

His arrival following a 6,700-mile flight was met with the pomp usually reserved for a Papal welcome in South America.   The president got the red carpet treatment – literally – and airport workers took off their shoes before manicuring it with brooms in 97-degree heat.

There were 30 US flags at the ready, a tiny fraction of the thousands that line streets and highways between the airport and the city center. (link)

Summit Website HERE

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846 Responses to Day #1 – Arab Islamic American Summit – President and First Lady Trump Arrive in Riyadh..

  1. Iam An American says:

    Am honestly waiting to hear from the Yellow journalists of the World to say POTUS and FLOTUS Trump insulted the Saudi King and their culture by not bowing to the King and did not wear the headscarf. They will question what POTUS Trump leaked to the Saudi’s to get the deal. I hope POTUS Trump did not have any of WH his aides (except the translator) when he is discussing key issues with the SA King.

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    • CountryclassVulgarian says:

      Our women don’t cover our heads. We love our men. We respect our men. Our men love and respect us. They do not subjugate us. The very fake news drive by yellow “journalus” of the world can take Dick Cheney’s advice to go …..

      Liked by 7 people

    • Helen says:

      I was on Yahoo site, AP article, “following Michelle’s lead Melania did not cover her head”. They got in a snark whenever they could.

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      • CountryclassVulgarian says:

        Yeah. I’m sure she called up the cow and asked her what to wear too.

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      • oodeluph says:

        …Except that toadying hag, Michelle, DID, in fact, wear a headscarf! There are countless pictures.

        Liked by 3 people

      • maiingankwe says:

        Helen,
        Yeah, but did the King shake her hand at the airport? Oh heck no, he wasn’t even there to greet them properly. Oh yeah, I’m still laughing at that one. It really warmed my heart to see him shake our FLOTUS’s hand. It also warmed my heart to see the men of such high rank go out of their way and talk with her. Everywhere she stood, walked or sat, there was always at least one conversing with her.

        This was a yuuge statement to the world, the whole world. I’m sure there are many foreign leaders personally seething because they had not received such a warm and public welcome. I’m also thinking our President got a nice chuckle out of it too, and I say good for him, he deserved it. Bigly.

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        • mikeyboo says:

          It is a very rare man who would receive a visit from a woman as beautiful as Melania Trump and ignore her.

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        • SSI01 says:

          As I recall, didn’t someone in the Middle East, on at least one occasion, cause Obama to use the rear ramp on Air Force One to deplane? The symbology behind that move is both amusing to me and humiliating to him. Any proctologist would immediate grasp what’s being communicated by the host here . . . .

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    • yy4u says:

      If I were Trump I would always have a personal recording device ON MY PERSON. It’s that bad.

      Liked by 5 people

    • Alexsandra says:

      And Trump did not bow. I saw it. Leaning in at the precise moment someone shorter tan you is trying to put an award over your head is not bowing.

      Liked by 2 people

  2. golsono says:

    ‘manicuring it with brooms’ – no mean feet…. er ? feat..

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  3. fred5678 says:

    Welcome ceremony — POTUS team in black suits dancing with Saudis in white robes and swords — unreal!!

    American MSM speechless.

    Liked by 6 people

  4. fred5678 says:

    CNN has to keep replacing Chyron operators as they faint from being forced to type good news about POTUS Trump..

    Liked by 7 people

  5. fedback says:

    Evening program under way.
    T-Rex dancing
    Saudi live stream

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  6. fedback says:

    Wilbur with a sword
    Wow

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    • here’s the video! at 1:0

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      • Joan says:

        Love that. Wonder if they did that dance for Nobama.

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      • CountryclassVulgarian says:

        Reince us so little so cute!! I hope T-Rex brings home his sword and diplay it in his office. That ought to cause a few splodey heads.

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        • Angry Dumbo says:

          Nice to see Bannon there. 1:28. Is that him putting something into his pocket?

          Liked by 1 person

          • CountryclassVulgarian says:

            I’m happy to see both Reince and Bannon are on the trip.

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            • SSI01 says:

              There is one thing to remember, however. By law everyone who is on this trip in an official capacity, and in any way represents the US govt or the POTUS, must upon return to this country forward all gifts received to the Treasury of the United States, if they fall over a certain dollar value – and I’m sure that golden award with neck chain fits nicely in that category. It belongs to the govt. Please Lord do not let anyone in his retinue or staff forget this upon return to the US.

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      • redtreesquirrel says:

        THat is a beautiful sight to see.

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        • Dixie says:

          Yes! Wonderful how welcoming Saudi is to President Trump and his traveling companions. Must be a welcome relief to President Trump after the weeks of hell fire and condemnation he has suffered here.

          Certainly does present a very different picture of the Saudis. I’m really happy about this. And to think, I didn’t really want him to leave the country.

          But President Trump knows best.

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          • SSI01 says:

            Like most of this world, they respect strength and resolve. They even respect it in their enemies. They have only contempt for the weak whoever they are.

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      • chbailey says:

        Is it a monarchy? Or is it a dictatorship by aristocracy? Or is it that monarchy would be slightly flattering? Incredible experience for our Team. And for us, vicariously …

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    • chbailey says:

      Yeah, wow…like Europe five hundred years ago.

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  7. fred5678 says:

    I kid you not — CNN main headline and story right now — White House in CRISIS!!!

    More like MSM and their collusion partner DNC in crisis!

    Liked by 6 people

    • Angry Dumbo says:

      I’m embarrassed to say, I got swept up in this special counsel nothing burger this week, but I did.

      MAGA

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      • yy4u says:

        Dumbo — So did I. My heart sank into my throat. I remembered what they did to Scooter Libby, what Patrick Fitzgerald (same person) did to Blago (stopped the wiretaps when they were coming too close to important people and left Blago to take the fall). Blago was a crook — no doubt about it. But name a Democrat who isn’t.

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        • Rick says:

          Remember, it has been clearly brought to our attention that these Globalist hacks keep fighting the President like they have something over him. Therefore, he can be compromised because of Political motive in their minds. Yet, the President is an outsider who has no Political motives other than to answer to the forgotten man and woman.

          This is not a comfortable or familiar enemy to overcome for the Deep State. He will not succumb to the typical political attack that got Nixon, and made Bush look like a doofus.
          This guy is carrying an IQ of 160 or so and he’s gaming them so far beyond their typical realm of understanding.

          In a political sense, PDJT is playing Media roulette. The media spins the cylinder and paste the gun. 1 bullet, six chambers. The President always draws a blank. He then passes the revolver back to the media and BOOM! another media fool/pundit/anti-Trumper gets blown away. We’ve been watching this same rodeo trick being performed by the President ever since the day he announced his run for President in June 2015. How many times did they have the silver bullet that was going to end it all for Donald Trump? How many times were they right on anything? The best they could ever come up with was an archived tape at NBC where the President was recorded without his knowledge.
          BOOM, BOOM!!

          Now, he’s our President and he’s setting a pace the World has never had to keep up with before. BOOM, BOOM, BOOM!

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          • Rick says:

            …passes the gun.

            Liked by 1 person

            • SSI01 says:

              Trump taking down Comey like he did signals an extraordinary intelligence and talent for behind-the-scenes maneuvering. Also, his recognizing Comey as the key player in this whole mess in re: the Clintons, GOPe, the Globalists and the Deep State was brilliant. THIS is the guy who knows where the “bodies are buried,” so to speak. I can’t see Jeff Sessions sending someone into this mess as Special Prosecutor who is ideologically hostile to President Trump – or ideologically subservient to him, either. I’ll settle for someone who is an iceberg toward everyone involved, but who wants to get to the truth – or lack of it – regardless. We’ll know soon enough.

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              • SSI01 says:

                I have a PS. As soon as it becomes apparent this whole “Russia” thing is a hoax, I want to see all hearings made public. There won’t be any need to discuss classified info at that point, and we can go public with all testimony, in the full and cleansing light of day. Let’s see who “mans up,” and let’s see who runs and hides under the skirts of the 5th Amendment.

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    • redtreesquirrel says:

      The fall is going to be even greater with every lie they tell. I don’t envy Dems who believe CNN for their news.

      Liked by 1 person

  8. fred5678 says:

    MSM headline — Trump team talks with Saudis break down — both sides brandish swords and make threatening moves at each other. Saudi uniformed military has to beak up fight. War in ME averted by thin margin.

    Liked by 4 people

  9. fedback says:

    The President and the First Lady arriving

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  10. Big Jake says:

    Trump did not bow either. 🙂 MAGA.

    Liked by 2 people

  11. fred5678 says:

    CANNOT BELIEVE IT!! CNN has talking heads discussion of impeachment while showing Saudi live shot in uooper right corner. They are going insane with POTUS success in international relations.

    Trumps rocking out with Saudi royalty — scene for the Ages.

    Liked by 4 people

  12. roxiellTX says:

    Those security guys look a little anxious and tense.

    Liked by 1 person

  13. moe2004 says:

    Any photos of Melania’s dress?

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  14. Regina says:

    And once again – everywhere Trump goes, the whole crowd is smiling =)

    Liked by 4 people

  15. Dora says:

    Hit with a sandstorm!

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  16. Joan says:

    Melania so beautiful in that black outfit with the gold belt.

    Liked by 5 people

  17. The King shook Melania’s hand and personally greeted POTUS and FLOTUS at their aircraft. That is amazing in itself.

    Liked by 7 people

  18. Lourdes says:

    Melania has always had impeccable taste in fashion, but that tacky gold belt reminds me of Moochelle. Just sayin’… Love the photo of her walking up the steps of Air Force One. What a stark comparison to the Wookie!

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    • Michelle says:

      No way! The gold belt set off the outfit perfectly.

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      • Plus, the belt was akin to the strips of cloth around the robes of the Saudi foreign minister and other Saudis. Very interesting – kind of call and response.

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        • SSI01 says:

          Flaunting your persona – and your personal assets – is a BIG thing in the Arab culture. Same as with males – everyone’s father must have been an amazing success in every venture they tried, and in the position they held. There isn’t room for mediocrity. That belt could have been four inches wider and they would have loved it even more.

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  19. ogzy says:

    Love Melania’s outfit! Classy and respectful.

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  20. Dixie says:

    Hmmm…..a mostly happy thread for a change. How very pleasant this has been.

    Liked by 4 people

  21. pam2246 says:

    Incredibly impressive & respectful! This is how one builds new and stronger global relationships. God bless our President and First Lady for putting a new face on our United States government.

    Liked by 1 person

  22. joleeinca says:

    It brought tears to my eyes when the band played our national anthem as our President Trump placed his hand over his heart.

    Liked by 3 people

  23. auscitizenmom says:

    I am only placing this here so we will all know what Obama’s first reception was like. I was under the impression there wasn’t anything.

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  24. Minnie says:

    Interesting fact from Daily Mail, President Trump’s armored SUV (the “Beast”) travels with him, in the belly of Air Force One.

    That comforts me.

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