President Trump Phone Call With Saudi Arabia King Salman…

Against the backdrop of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, conducting a massive sweep of corrupt Saudi officials, President Trump and King Salman release a readout of their phone call:

WHITE HOUSE – President Donald J. Trump spoke yesterday with King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia. King Salman expressed his condolences for the recent terrorist attack in New York City. President Trump thanked the King for his support and emphasized Americas commitment to defeating ISIS.

The leaders also discussed the continuing threat of Iranian-backed Houthi militias in Yemen and last nights intercepted missile attack on Riyadh. They emphasized the importance of countering extremist ideologies and championing moderation and tolerance.

The President commended the King on achieving the commitments he announced during the historic Riyadh Summit earlier this year, including launching the Terrorist Financing Targeting Center and the Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology.

President Trump thanked the King for military purchases, including a $15 billion investment in Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) and billions more in commitments and investments. The President assured the King that he would support the purchase of appropriate military equipment that would keep Saudi Arabia safe and help create American jobs.

The President asked the King to strongly consider listing Aramco on a stock exchange in the United States. Additionally, President Trump noted that the King and Crown Princes recent public statements regarding the need to build a moderate, peaceful, and tolerant region are essential to ensuring a hopeful future for the Saudi people, to curtailing terrorist funding, and to defeating radical ideology once and for all so the world can be safe from its evil.  (link)

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231 Responses to President Trump Phone Call With Saudi Arabia King Salman…

  1. fedback says:

    So they spoke while the President was aboard Air Force One. Good to see the President doesn’t waste any time. We knew that already, of course

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    • The Boss says:

      It didn’t take long for the read out of the call to be released. Talk about not wasting time.

      Let’s see what the yapping hyenas of the MSM do with this morsel. I’m guessing we’ll see something along the lines that President Trump is a war-monger who is selling arms into the “powder keg” of the ME, while bringing the world to the brink of nuclear war in NK.

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      • Enquiring Mind says:

        Do reporters on Air Force One have satellite phones or other links to be able to communicate en route? Or are they all kept in an airborne Faraday Cage for the flight duration?

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        • Sam says:

          AF1 is a military plane. Very plush but very military. So if Trump wanted frequency jamming, or his security wanted they could jam all civilian frequencies out. I don’t know if this is routine or not.

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  2. A2 says:

    More great news #winning. Striking at the root and branch of extremism. Parallel tracks. Military and ideological. Structural institutional change, the landscape is changing.

    Thank you President Trump and Prince Salman.

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  3. Nonlocality says:

    They are acknowledging USA resolve, again, finally.
    P.S. I don’t trust PS or any of them.

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    • georgiafl says:

      Either the Saudi Salman King and Prince are for real and want to stop barbaric Islamic radicalism – which would mean good things for Saudi Arabia and the people of the world.

      OR

      They are playing Good Cop to Radical Islam’s Bad Cop and trying to deceive President Trump and the White Hats in the USA – which would be bad for Saudi Arabia, the Salmans and the people of the world.

      Let’s hope, for many peoples’ sake, these Saudi leaders are sincere.

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      • MVW says:

        They are followers of Mohammed. Taqiyya, plus Mohammed’s strategy of peace when weak, war once upper hand strength is obtained. Never doubt it, it is written in their holy books and commanded.

        Once the old books are burned, new abridged ones substituted **world wide** and taught to the young… maybe I would believe it. Golden rule adopted.

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      • ahem says:

        Or, they could just be sick of that nonsense because they can’t control it themselves, and it’s a pain in their ass. Before Obama and Hillary blindly stumbled into the middle east, states like Libya and Egypt had kept these religious groups in check for decades.

        Sunni Arabia liked the status quo, while playing its own game, funding terrorists to fly into our buildings. Now that the cat is out of the bag, and Shi’a Iran is on the rise, it’s a threat to them. So they’re cooperating with the US to defeat Iran under the pretext of creating ‘peace’ in the region.

        I have no doubt that if the Saudis thought they could eradicate the Shi’a all by themselves, they would be anything but hostile to us: it’s the nature of their religion. This is a solution specific to this time and place. Might as well take the peace now, however fleeting it might prove to be.

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        • “Before Obama and Hillary blindly stumbled into the middle east…” No, sorry, there was NO blindness there – it was entirely their intent to install the Muslim Brotherhood, and it worked…..until the people rose up and stopped it.

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        • Sandra-VA says:

          ME problems erupted long before Hillary and Obama. I remember seeing their wars on TV in the 70’s, hijacking planes, blowing stuff up…

          Not to mention that this has been one bloody war after another since the “religion” began – starting with Mohammed and his messengers. Any ruler that did not accept the “message” had his head lopped off….

          If the Crown Prince is willing to bring this part of the world into the 21st Century, then I say DO IT. It will have ramifications everywhere if they would moderate their political religion.

          There are even commercials on TV now depicting a father teaching his daughter to drive. THAT is huge, maybe as yuuuuge as him arresting all the purveyors of terror funding.

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          • maiingankwe says:

            Sandra, I’m just going to jump in here quick and give my two cents. When I had read about all of these arrests I had to really wonder what was going on. Were they simply cleaning their own swamp of extremists? I know I’d like to think so. I believe with any government, no matter the type, there will always be a group trying to undermine their leader and declaring their way the true way. I think my reasoning comes from all of the kings in England through the years and the topplings or attempts to topple the hierarchy for whatever their reasons, mostly religious, lineage and territorial.

            With this line of thinking I just can’t help but go back and wonder if this king is just cleaning out his swamp and all of those that have been undermining or attempting to undermine his rule.

            Last, I also cannot imagine the whole country thinking it was a good thing to have destroyed our Twin Towers. I know it was the Saudis behind it, I just can’t see all of them were for it, especially their king who rules now. I have no evidence to back this up since I do not know these people personally. It’s just something that always runs through my mind when I hear someone blaming the whole country for it.

            Okay, that’s all I wanted to say, thank you.
            Be well,
            Ma’iingankwe

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            • piper567 says:

              Ma’…I concur with the idea that there were two levels at play in KSA. We saw the King depose what he considered a Prince not in line w/reforms.
              Somewhere in the last several days, I saw it posted that Trump said, I was betrayed. This in conjunction with Mandalay.
              It IS possible that the LV massacre was an ISIS/KSA action: anything is possible.
              And we know that “bad Prince” owns a piece of the LV hotel.
              I believe it may be that this arm of KSA is what “betrayed” Trump…that Trump absolutely knows what happened in LV.
              And King Salman has not only demoted these folks, but now arrests have occurred.
              Very interesting stuff.
              Its a complicated business, ha!

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              • maiingankwe says:

                You’re right Piper567! It is complicated business and more than sometimes way over my head.

                Thank you for your insight. I didn’t know our President Trump had said he had felt betrayed. I just wish we knew more of what happened in LV. If you’re correct, I’m sure they don’t want it out that there were members of Saudi Arabia and their royal family. However, I would think it would be safer to do so now than before. There are just too many secrets, and they get upset with everyone jumping into conspiracy theories. This wouldn’t happen if they were more forthcoming.

                I hope it will be sooner than later that we can learn more of the truth of what happened in LV. I don’t have any skin in the game, but I really do believe the families of the fallen should have the right to know. There are far too many people being affected by this.
                Stay smiling and be well,
                Ma’iingankwe

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          • Jo says:

            True, I lived in Bahrain in 1996/97 & Iran was fomenting terror all over the ME.
            Bombs in ATMs, cars, people being burned alive in restaurants, after exits were blocked & they were set afire with Molotov Cocktails, incendiary devices in pockets of clothing in stores etc, etc.
            Khobar Towers bombing by Hezbollah in 1996, prior to that a car bomb in Riyadh – we just didn’t hear about most of it in the USA, unless it involved our own.
            We lived in a compound in the middle of a Shiite Village & it was nothing to see the BDF chasing guys through the village & shooting at them, or a barrier of burning tyres in the middle of the main road in the village, along with the frequent explosions from LP gas canisters that they threw on there.
            Tyre burning usually happened on Friday evening, after Mosque – worse during Ramadan.

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      • sejmon says:

        It is first important step for king of KSA- and looooooooooong way to rid off Wahabism.I would like see day when he and brave Syrian president Dr.Assad shake hand it will be definitive sign ME going to have a peace of course Israel need leader who want have real peace with neighbours man as brave gen.Rabin.I do believe he was last poltician who really in his heart and mind wanted peace -fanatics murdered him….

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        • Beenthere says:

          Assad is a coward when he kills his own people.

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          • wj2016 says:

            But he is not a coward when kills AQ and ISIS jihadis who are trying to capture his country. He also protects Christians in his country but we have been indoctrinated with years of deep state establishment Assad hate.

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            • ahem says:

              Yes. Assad never gets any credit for protecting Christians, which he did. For example, Cabbies could drive around Damascus with crucifixes hanging from their rear-view mirrors. Syria was so liberal before the war that it makes me wonder if some of those ‘chemical attacks’ attributed to him were really false flag operations. The truth would probably surprise us.

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              • mariner says:

                Not anymore.

                I suspect the truth about Gaddafi would astonish us as well.

                Everything, or almost everything we know about the world is what we’ve been manipulated to believe, so we would support our corrupt “elites”.

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              • sha44ss says:

                I have a friend who came from Syria 10 years ago and still has family there. The last time I saw her (3 yrs ago ) we were talking in the Beauty parlor and she told us all -it was not ASSAD >he would never do that >She said the people love Assad> he protects all the Christians and Jews & all minorities. She said he was set up and that it was Obama who did it. I have been hoping to see her again to ask how things are over there now and how her family made out through all the Turmoil. News from ground zero is usually the Truth.

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          • sejmon says:

            We do no need here mcstain/neocons propaganda even Tulsi G. democrat tell you different story about brave Syrian president Dr.ASSAD.

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      • Nonlocality says:

        I agree. There is a new sheriff in town, and they’re worried about our $$$$$, and our plans. The caliphate is blocked – again. Iran and Syria are in “Check.”

        But we do have to hope and pray.

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      • KittyKat says:

        This one I’m taking a face value. If it was deceit, I doubt there would have been a sword dance.

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      • Deb says:

        You can’t count on any leaders of Muslim countries to be sincere. What you can do it create a situation where whatever happens, the USs can use the situation to it’s advantage. PDJT knows how to own the downside of any situation, which is what we need when dealing with the Middle East.

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      • Founding Fathers Fan says:

        There are 73 sects of islam. Saudi is predominantly sunni. The other 72 sects are infidels to the sunni. Every sect considers all other muslim sects to their own. They all want the other sects killed.

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      • phoenixRising says:

        Talal is a liberal and seen as somewhat irreligious and relatively decadent. His arrest may also be as a favour to Trump.

        Online chatter is this is a major blow for Clinton as Talal funded her …

        also hearing that Saad Harriri, the ex-Lebanese prime minister has just been arrested for “corruption”. If so now it make sense why the Saudis brought him in to Saudi, i.e. that’s where they can physically arrest and imprison him which they can’t do in Lebanon..

        Expect war on Lebanon soon… via JPost

        WITH HARIRI’S RESIGNATION, ISRAEL HAS MORE LEEWAY IN NEXT WAR WITH LEBANON

        http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/With-Hariris-resignation-Israel-has-more-leeway-in-next-war-with-Lebanon-513381

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      • Jo says:

        I’m starting to think there is a lot more to this Saudi roll up than we think.
        Suddenly out of the blue, the Saudis let women drive & travel, etc & start relaxing their rules, becoming more moderate, then they start arresting citizens, one of whom is the owner of the Hotel above the Mandalay.
        Wondering if there might be a Saudi link to Paddock from that source, to carry out the attack from the Mandalay?
        Then of course there is the link to the Podesta Group.
        President Trump sends Jared to Saudi, to bring evidence – the Saudis know that if a family member delivers evidence – it is genuine – then President Trump tells the Saudis to clean the mess up, or he’ll cancel the weapons agreement & abandon them to the Iranian threat.
        Something big is going down – the Saudis don’t bend easily.

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  4. JJ says:

    I think the fact that the media ignores Trump’s accomplishments is a good thing. He’ll have many things fixed before the ‘resistance’ even realizes it. When Sundance’s economic prediction comes to fruition with China, North Korea, and of course the Lion, Trump won’t even take credit. But I will know.

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    • fleporeblog says:

      This is the RESPECT paid to a Man that will go down in the history books around the world 🌎 as the person that finally brought peace to the ME!

      They will ask who was the LION 🦁 that changed our lives and brought us freedom! They will show them this video!

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  5. georgiafl says:

    Somehow, I think this is just the first rain/wind band of the Storm coming ashore and there is much more to come.

    Liked by 31 people

  6. LibertarianSDR says:

    When he went on this trip this came to mind.

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  7. wheatietoo says:

    When Pres Trump chose KSA as the first country to visit as president, the Saudis viewed that as a great honor.
    The wisdom of him doing that becomes clearer as time goes by.

    We don’t know how helpful the Saudis have been in battling ISIS, because it’s not something we can talk about…nor can they.
    But once ISIS is wiped out, there will no longer be a ‘reason’ for refugees to be fleeing the ME and Africa.

    We can then halt refugee programs altogether…and start sending them back to their respective countries.
    The threat will no longer exist.
    Leftists can wail about it all they want, but there will no longer be a reason for them to be here.

    I can’t help but wonder if these charges of “corruption” against these Princes, include ‘funding terrorists’, but they just don’t want to mention that publicly for some reason.

    Let’s hope that they keep ‘Dopey Prince Alwaleed’ locked up…because if he gets out, he will be even more motivated to seek revenge on our President.

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  8. Kaiser Roll says:

    The Saudis are being put in their place. No longer being coddled as in the days of Bush the Elder and the Younger.

    Trump at the 1988 GOP Convention

    George Bush Sr. repays him in 2016, by voting for Hillary

    George P. Bush is on the Texas Primary Ballot next year.

    EVICT

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  9. filia.aurea says:

    The Head of the House of Saud is pawing the surface, thanks only to President Trump’s MAGA resolve. There is nothing princely about Alwaleed or his KHC’s (Kingdom Holding Company) spider web of influence throughout the U.S. (& other countries), which is teeming with Wall St. scumbags. It’s time to publicly unravel the extent to which House of Saud money has bought domestic and foreign policy in the U.S.A., while shielding their ideology and building a fairy tale personna for themselves through lobbyists and P.R. companies. (The Saudis have hired six more firms since PDJT’s inauguration)*

    KHC’s major interests include luxury hotels and real estate, media and publishing, entertainment, finance and investment services, social media and technology, consumer and retail, petrochemicals, education, private equities, health care, aviation, – even agriculture. KHC is one of the largest foreign investors in the United States. The traitors running our government have looked the other way (some walking away, e.g. Senate Foreign Relations Corker) while these a$$-wipes have built hundreds of mosques in the U.S. My grandfather was never wrong, he taught me that Arabs were good for only one thing, and that was “pissing in the desert”. I’ve seen nothing that’s caused me to question his wisdom. I guess the first step in clean-up is always the toughest. Keep it up PDJT.
    *https://theintercept.com/2015/10/05/saudi-arabia-continues-hire-politically-connected-american-lobbyists-public-relation-firms/
    http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/01/politics/saudi-arabia-lobbyists-trump/index.html

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    • Bull Durham says:

      The famous swords of Saud have two edges.
      The US needs Saudi money, and oil, and willingness to stand against Iran.
      It’s not something the House of Saud has ever been good at. They have always been corrupt and are corrupting influences. They lead with their oil and money. But both have lost scale, wasted by the Princes. They are running low on dough.

      And MBS, the new boy wonder waiting for the King to pass, has created havoc for the military in Yemen, and even though he last week disavowed Wahhabism. That is a genie long out of the bottle and structurally deeply embedded in the society below the elite level.
      It isn’t going away, nor is the funding of it. Saudi money is going into al Nusra as the latest version of radical Islamic terror in Syria and to be used in Lebanon.

      Saudi influence is global, deeply embedded through a massive mosque network system built over the last decade. Tens of thousands of mosques all dedicated to Wahhabism. That virus isn’t going to change just because MBS says he’s disavowing it.

      Notice,also, that the King recently went to Russia and made investments there and is wanting to purchase the S-400 missile defense system, the best system in the world, especially since Turkey has purchased one and will receive it in two years.
      The Russian system will be necessary if conflict breaks out with Iran, a missile-rich nation with a variety of missiles that could serious damage Saudi’s security.

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      • susanphd says:

        I recently read somewhere that CITIBANK was laundering money from drug trafficking – in the multi billions of dollars. Drugs came from Afganistan and possibly our deep state / shadow government was organizing the transactions. This was during the 2008/2009 timeframe when the USA was having financial problems. The drug money supposedly help stabilize the banking system. seems logical that prince talal might have been involved.

        I was curious why Trump had a meeting with kissinger not too long ago. I bet he learned a great deal about Saudi’s and their role(s) in various terrorist-related scenarios.

        Kissinger created a global shadow government organization called “SAFARI CLUB” which launched military operations outside of the oversight of congress. financed by global drug money. you can look it up on wikipedia.

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      • kroesus says:

        it was a historic deal in 1923 IIRC between the House of Saud (secular) and the Wahabi (Islamists) sect to rule the area and create the country we know as Saudi Arabia…….the family would rule as long as there was a complacence and acceptance of the Wahabi brand of Islam…..as the Shi’ia and now Sunni have gotten even more radical (read faithful to the Q’uran) it has become more difficult to rule the construct

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        • phoenixRising says:

          The Bushes are heavily involved with the House of Saud

          “House of Bush, House of Saud: The Secret Relationship Between the World’s Two Most Powerful Dynasties”

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    • susanphd says:

      “The Head of the House of Saud is pawing the surface, thanks only to President Trump’s MAGA resolve. There is nothing princely about Alwaleed or his KHC’s (Kingdom Holding Company) spider web of influence throughout the U.S. (& other countries), which is teeming with Wall St. scumbags. It’s time to publicly unravel the extent to which House of Saud money has bought domestic and foreign policy in the U.S.A., while shielding their ideology and building a fairy tale personna for themselves through lobbyists and P.R. companies. (The Saudis have hired six more firms since PDJT’s inauguration)* ”
      __________________

      yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes.
      so right.

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    • susanphd says:

      can we freeze all of the assets of those 30+ saudi’s who were arrested? and use the $$$ to fund our border wall?

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      • soozword says:

        More appropriate use of seized money for me would be refugee resettlement back to the ME.

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      • Justah says:

        NO – the King and Crown Prince have already done that with the Law introduced yesterday,
        President Trump certainly has given the King/Crown Prince a lot of cover for the tsunami that is occurring in KSA – but it began 2 years ago with the King’s absolutely unprecedented actions on the line of succession to the Throne. Past Administrations went with the MONEY – which was Prince Alwaleed bin Talal’s Kingdom Holding Co. I don’t know who is advising Mr Trump on the Mid-East, but they are doing a great job. They are backing the right Horse in what is really a battle within KSA and radical change, led by the visionary Crown Prince MBS (Mohammed bin Salman}.
        https://apnews.com/0a56ff948429490bbb24b5ff57d4f08a

        The government said the anti-corruption committee has the right to issue arrest warrants, impose travel restrictions and freeze bank accounts. It can also trace funds, prevent the transfer of funds or the liquidation of assets, and take other precautionary measures until cases are referred to the judiciary. The arrests actually began in August/September with clerics and bloggers who are against reform in KSA. Yesterday it was 11 Princes and 38 others – all members of the “House of Saud” which has 15,000 members in the extended Royal Family. It must be clear to all at this point that Reform in KSA is actually taking place in all areas of life in the Kingdom. Women’s rights, change in the direction of Religion and now the corruption in the family. Alaweed’s worth is around $28 BILLION, while the Kingdom has at least $10 Billion less – Alaweed controls a LOT of media and they promote his message, not that of the Kingdom.

        Several other events of import this week.
        1) Kusher’s trip to the Mid-East with meetings in KSA, Israel, Jordan & Qatar
        2) Secret Envoy (CIA) to Damascus over American prisoners in Syria
        3) Hairi abdication as Prime Minister of Lebanon. This is the one that has Iran/Hezbollah in a tizzy – Hairi just shut down the Lebanese Government and avoided his planned execution.

        It’s all connected

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    • RickA says:

      ^^^THIS^^^
      There is no way the present or future leadership of the KSA will ever follow a path that conflicts with islamic goals of worldwide sharia. The best we can do is exactly what our President has begun: Reduce the flow of Saudi money used to buy off our greedy politicians who have and are paid royally to increase sharia influence and destroy Christian values. A classic example of good versus evil. Thank God for President Trump!

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      • susanphd says:

        exactly correct ricka

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      • Carrie2 says:

        Ricka, might say never, ever play bridge or poker with Trump because you will lose BIG time! So much happening without disclosure is fantastic and why we will be seeing more here as well, so hang in there with plenty of beer or popcorn close by, site back and enjoy the “cleansing” in so many ways in so many places. Exciting times we live in and I thank God for our President each and every day.

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    • Eks Mann says:

      >>>It’s time to publicly unravel the extent to which House of Saud money has bought domestic and foreign policy in the U.S.A., while shielding their ideology and building a fairy tale personna for themselves through lobbyists and P.R. companies.

      This unraveling has already begun.

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  10. Clintons, Obama, Democrats, Bushes, RINO, Never Trumpers, and the Lame stream media. This is true leadership from a true Natural Born Citizen President that loves the United States and leads from the front. Watch and learn.

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  11. Trent Telenko says:

    Pres. Trump’s sword dance with the Al-Saud clan is bearing very interesting fruit. Big change is afoot with Pres. Trump at it’s center.

    The Saudi king is doing a thorough going purge — including the prince in charge of the Saudi National Guard regime security force — for “corruption.”

    That Dec 2015 tweet by now President Trump shows he had a foreign policy plan for the Saudi’s as candidate Trump to include specific Saudi’s who were and are buying influence in the USA and are connected to funding the worst of Al-Queda and ISIS.

    We are looking at a plan from a major US National Security faction being implemented. A faction that seems to have approached and been co-opted by Trump in 2015.

    The Democrats and GOPe should be sh**ting their collective pants.

    The actions with the Saudis show that both Pres Trump and this shadowy National Security faction he is working with wants to get foreign money out of Washington D.C.

    The Mueller probe takes on a very different light given that fact.

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    • susanphd says:

      awesome perspective trent. very interesting.

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      • Trent Telenko says:

        Dr. Susan,

        Flynn and Trump’s national security adviser H. R. McMaster seem to have been front men for two US Military based Deep State National Security faction’s.

        Factions that I’ve labeled “Iran First” (Flynn) and “North Korea First” (McMaster).

        The Deep State factions closest to President Obama took out Flynn and thought with McMaster they had a pawn in keeping the Iran deal safe.

        Pres. Trump’s priority on North Korea, his non-certification of the Iran Nuclear deal, plus his release of the Bin Laden documents shows his Foreign Policy goals are North Korean regime change then Iranian regime change to stop nuclear proliferation.

        This was the Cheney-Rumsfeld “Axis of Evil” strategy prior to the 2006 election when Sec Defense Gates replaced Rummy and neutered Cheney.

        My read is that the fighting colonels who got promoted to general in 2003 to 2006, and their associate officer entourages who include various military intelligence (Services G-2, DIA, NSA), are the heart of both the “Iran First” and “North Korea First” national security factions and both these factions agree with the need to eliminate foreign money from D.C.

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        • wj2016 says:

          We saw how well the “Axis of Evil” silliness (a term coined by Trump hater David Frum) played out. Iraq, who had no WMDs and nothing to do with 9/11 was part of that axis. And regarding Dick (FIve Vietnam War Draft Deferment) Cheney, the less mentioned, the better.

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          • kroesus says:

            I see you ascribe to the Karl Rove brand of “truth”……in fact Iraq DID have WMDs and had actually USED them in the past against both the Iranians and the Kurds (Iraqi citizens)…..they found munitions that were chemically capable and buried yellow cake (uranium) which even that “conservative” stalwart the NYT reported on at the time……most of it was transported to Syria before our second war with them with Russian assistance under the cover of earthquake assistance…….good liberal mantra there though “Bush lied and people died”….. too damn bad it is a lie like most of their narrative

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        • Sorry but you are wrong about Flynn & McMaster.

          You read what Wictor says about Flynn.

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    • The Boss says:

      Your conclusion is well-founded Trent. Agree with Dr. Susan.

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    • CustomsBrokerNAFTA_SME says:

      Spot on, Trent. The newly minted Crown Prince is NOT like any of his predecessors. He is hell-bent on transforming Saudi society. The manner in which his father met with and honored our Lion back in February was a clear sign of the paradigm shift underway.

      The GCC is hard at work cleaning up the mess in the ME. The next several months will prove that out. (Putin’s swift visit to Teheran, for instance)

      Once the mullahs are gone (pray that happens soon) we will see an immense change for the better in the entire region.

      Optimism abounds with PDJT in charge.

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  12. rds says:

    Things don’t seem to be quite as calm as they were. I think a storm is brewing.

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  13. cagberry says:

    Are any of these arrests connected to Vegas Masacre and Mandalay Bay?

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  14. JohnPaulJohnes says:

    Out of touch much?

    Wondering what US traitors they were allied with and when it’s there turn.

    Liked by 1 person

  15. PatrickH says:

    Again and again, PDJT shows that he is not a 5 or 6 or x-D chess player. He’s got his Long Game on, and he’s the best ever at it. And his Long Game is locked in place, disciplined and focused by the fact that Donald J Trump has had his Eyes on the Prize for decades. He doesn’t need to play detailed hyper-dimensional chess. He’s got the greatest set of talent working for him since the original cabinet of George Washington. They’re the ones playing the chess. He’s the one inspiring, guiding. Leading. He is a true revolutionary, and I pray for his safety every day.

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  16. indiamaria2020 says:

    Folks can hate Muslims and hate the Saudis forever I suppose. Tough call though since there are BILLIONS of them worldwide. Smart thing about President Trump is that he accepts other folks National/Religious world views with neither approval nor disapproval. Simply acceptance — as long as they respect our own U.S./Allies proper place in the world.

    Remember all the mess Jimmy Carter caused with his Quixotic “Human Rights” campaign? — yup, it literally gave us the Mullahs of Iran. I am sure it was tough for a lot of Americans to embrace the Japanese as “friends” circa 1950, but here we are, playing golf with Prime Minister Abe.

    Lot’s of folks saying, “Yeah, keep those flippin’ MS-13 Mexican’s out of our country.” Couple problems with this statement and sentiment. If we MEAN “Mexicans” then that’s a bummer, because a ton of them are American Citizens now. If we MEAN ILLEGAL Mexicans, then that will garner legitimate support, because ILLEGAL Mexicans , Germans, Irish, Canadians, Syrians are all WRONG, because they are ILLEGAL……The other problem, in this example, is that MS-13 is not “Mexican”. It is a El Salvador gang. So there’s that.

    Point is, we don’t condemn ALL CHRISTIANS, because traitors like Pelosi and Kerry support killing babies, and don’t support a strong America. We call them Liberals, Commies, Progressives, or what have you. We don’t say “those damn Christians are ruining our country.” Thanks to OUR President, we now have clarity in the Muslim world. We have strong, staunch allies; as well as real enemies. Time for us folks to catch up a bit with less knee-jerk, blanket bitterness, especially towards America’s friends. It is in all of our best interest. Besides, take a look at that night-ops video that started around last night. Our retribution on film — the Bad Guys pulverized in a puff of pixels. No Better Friend, No WORSE enemy…..

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    • Cuppa Covfefe says:

      Show me an illegal German, Irish, or Canadian. You’ll be hard-put to find even ONE…

      And I’ve had four family members run the gauntlet of immigration, two of whom were ridiculed and hassled by Mexican TSA and immigration workers. So I’ve seen first-hand the effect of the changes in immigration since 1965, and especially since Øbozo.

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      • Carrie2 says:

        Cuppa, he is merely stating obliquely that there are illegals from some 75 countries.

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      • You can’t see the Irish and Canadian illegals, but, believe me, they are here by the gazillions. A few dozen years ago, the immigration people offered a lottery for Irish citizenship – all the native Irish had to do was submit a card to the agency, the agency would pick out the number they were going to admit to the US.

        They were stunned at the YUGE number of submissions they got. Plus, my brother lives near the WA-US border with CA – many, many “Canucks” living in the area. Turns out that Canucks = Spics in some areas of WashState.

        ‘just sayin.

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      • InAz says:

        There is one very public example of an Irish citizen who was in the United States illegally.

        Cathriona White, the wanna be actress who supposedly did make up work for Hollywood, was a girlfriend of actor Jim Carey. White committed suicide a few days after Carey broke up with her. It was verified she was an illegal alien.

        (She was also getting involved in Scientology)

        Too many from every country in the world who are in the USA, conveniently let their Visas expire and never leave, and do not become citizens, or get green cards, or anything.

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      • maiingankwe says:

        I really don’t want to step on your toes, but I feel the need to remind you the idiot from England who tried to take an officer’s handgun to shoot Trump in Nevada during the election. He had overstayed his visa. We have a great deal of people overstaying their visa from all over the world. It’s been quite popular with them actually since our past has shown that we didn’t have the people to hunt them all down individually and our past president’s never really acknowledged the importance of keeping to our immigration laws.

        I am sorry for your experiences, I really am. What happened to your family was not right, and I do not think lightly to what they went through.
        Take care,
        Ma’iingankwe

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    • KittyKat says:

      “Smart thing about President Trump is that he accepts other folks National/Religious world views with neither approval nor disapproval. Simply acceptance — as long as they respect our own U.S./Allies proper place in the world. ”

      I disagree. I think he greatly disapproves of “radical / terrorism” and bigly accepts “moderation”.

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      • singingsoul says:

        I believe President respects different cultures and their religious practices as long as it is not imposed on us.
        We can learn from that because for to many years we ( western world ) destroyed cultures and religious practices in other countries. My own brother was a missionary in the Kalahari Dessert Africa and now looks back with regret what it has done to the natives to impose our way on the culture it destoyed.
        I admirer President Trump very much..!

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    • Evelyn says:

      I think the important thing is to distinguish between the human beings and their ideology. God loves every person in these muslim majority nations, so much that he would have sent his only son to die for the most rabid one you can imagine, if there were no other people on earth.

      On the other hand, islam is an evil, abhorrent, satanic belief system that has its origins in the worship of Baal, satan’s strongman over the earth.

      We bear no ill will towards German people today, but if they still embraced and endorsed the ideology of the Nazi party, Americans would still be giving our last great measure of devotion to defeat them and wipe it off the face of the earth.

      Islam/communism have much in common with Nazism (because they have the same root, the pit of hell), and have resulted in the murder and enslavement of millions worldwide.

      The bible tells us that these lies will not be permanently eradicated until the Son of God returns to set up his kingdom.

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    • wj2016 says:

      Mexicans aren’t US citizens, by definition, they are Mexican. Perhaps you are referring to Americans of Mexican descent. Hence the problems, German/Irish/Italian people of …. descent, stopped being German/Irish/Italian.

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  17. Amy1212 says:

    Great twitter thread by Thomas Wictor on KSA events last night. https://mobile.twitter.com/ThomasWictor/status/927052304498298885

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  18. KittyKat says:

    The sword dance is starting to make sense now.

    “You get rid of your corruption and we’ll get rid of ours.”

    Most transparent president ever.

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  19. Nonlocality says:

    Awesome discussion above.
    Sounds positive for PJDT on all fronts foreign. Now, if he can only “detain” the corrupt members of The House and Senate.

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  20. joeknuckles says:

    Is there a connection between the takedown of the dopey prince and the fizzling out of Pantifa? Perhaps the money dried up so quickly that they had to call off the paid rioters.

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  21. KittyKat says:

    The stars were aligned for the president in that the start of his presidency coincided with new leadership in SA.

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    • This has nothing to do with stars. The Lord God Almighty is the one that should receive all praise, honor and glory for this.

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      • Minnie says:

        To God be the Glory 🙏

        God bless Mr. President 🇺🇸

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      • thluckyone says:

        BLESS YOU, treepertrappedinoregon. You took me immediately to SHOUTIN’ territory. I hope it will be a long time until either of us kneels in joy and tears at the throne of Grace but – whenever – I will happily look for you there.

        – The coming of President Al-Sisi and the OUTRAGE of the Egyptian people against the MB
        – The rise of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman
        – The end of OPEC energy dominance
        – Bibi in Israel
        – The failure of Socialism/Communism
        – The willingness of Rex Tillerson and our President’s Noble Cabinet
        – The OUTRAGE of the American People against Ohbummah
        – Worldwide information availability IN SPITE OF the lamestream media
        – The INCREDIBLE mind and heart of President Donald J Trump
        – 2000 years ago, the birth of a tiny Jewish baby boy
        – And at least a MILLION other precursor things that I cannot name and don’t even recognize.
        Indeed, it is THE ONE ETERNAL who plays THE LONG GAME and 100d chess.
        I so look forward to hearing the Son explain to us, “Well, this is how Daddy did it…”

        Please bring plenty of popcorn 😉

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        • One to add, the rise of hope in so many American hearts and others around the world when Donald Trump came down that escalator and began his run for the Presidency.

          That hope was from the Holy Spirit. God is for us not against us, Romans 8:31. Jesus said, Hey, gone to see Dad, we’re fixin’ a place for you. Be back to pick you up soon. John 14:2-3

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  22. youme says:

    The kingdom of Saudi Arabia will collapse from within. Only a matter of time. A fitting outcome to their spread of Wahhabism throughout the western world.

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  23. youme says:

    Best headline yet. Go Donna!

    Donna Brazile: “I Considered Replacing Hillary With Joe Biden”, Felt Like A “Slave”.

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  24. Dazza says:

    Let’s not forget that Huma is a Saudi too!

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  25. Greenmirror says:

    I think the attaching of terrorism to the Muslim Brotherhood and Huma Abdein gives Trump the tool to have the drain pulled on the swamp and sieze the assets of all those involved.

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  26. James W Crawford says:

    One is compelled to speculate that this purge of the Saudi royal family so soon after the Mandalay Bay massacre might be related to suspected involvement in additional shooters who were Saudi citizens who were staying at the seperate Saudi owned hotel that occupied the top floors of the building.

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  27. Fake Nametag says:

    I saw a comment on Thomas Wictor’s twitter (sorry, don’t know how to link to it):

    “It is said that an estimated 2 trillion Saudi Riyal (USD 500+ billion) will be recovered from all these arrests”

    Perhaps this is how Saudi Arabia will pay for their proposed new 500 billion dollar city.

    Is MbS taking a page from PDJT? “We’re going to build a city, and the corrupt Wahabbis are going to pay for it!”

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  28. Gueppebarre says:

    Good to see POTUS standing up to shake hands with the king instead of bowing like a loyal, subordinate subject (which is what the last occupant of the WH was). MAGA!

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  29. trapper says:

    I trust the Saudis .. to do whatever is in their own best interests. That is as it should be. The difference now is that America has a president who will advocate for the interests of America and Americans, not the interests of globalist corporations, racial and religious identity groups, or jihadist movements. With this in place, Pres Trump can work with other countries’ leaders to identify areas where our interests coincide in order to pursue joint actions, and where they differ to work at, if not resolving, at least figuring out how to live with those differences. Given what we have been living with during the last 3 presidencies, this is huge beyond comparison. We have awoken from a globalist nightmare. Love that nationalist coffee in the morning.

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  30. AmericaBeautiful says:

    Remember the astonishing sword dance of welcome when DJT visited Saudi Arabia?
    Anyone know if Alwaleed was in that line-up?

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  31. conservalicious says:

    Here’s a great picture that you won’t get to see published in our Media, but thankfully Japan Times posted it. This picture is a treasure and it perfectly shows the troops support of our President.

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  32. treehouseron says:

    The thing with the beef between Alwalled and Trump, and Alwalled ending up in prison is just incredible.

    So I don’t know when it all started, but famous moments between Alwalled and Trump….

    – Supposedly Alwaleed (who has more money than Trump) bought one of Donald Trump’s yachts that he sold while he was going through financial strains in the 90’s…
    – He also bought part of Trump Plaza Hotel
    – He owns part of 21st Century Fox (which owns Fox News)

    Apparently President Trump can’t stand the guy, and has hated him for decades. Maybe something out of line was said during the Yacht purchase? Maybe there’s tons of other business dealings they’ve bumped into each other on?

    During the primaries, President Trump tweeted a picture of Megyn Kelly hanging out with Alwalleed (it was a fake picture, but the point was made). He also made some disparaging… suggestions… about the hijab head coverings (basically suggesting Megyn would wear one and be a total hypocrite if she was meeting Alwalleed)

    – Alwaleed responded back with some trash talking on Twitter, President Trump called him Dopey

    – Flash forward a year, and President Trump is elected President. The leadership of Saudi Arabia is changed, and are very very tight with President Trump. Talks of reform, talks of moderation.

    By October (two weeks ago) AlWaleed had completely changed his tune! He was actually singing the praises of President Trump! Said Trump had made him 5 billion dollars with his great policies and called him a great President.

    https://www.cnbc.com/2017/10/23/saudi-billionaire-prince-alwaleed-trump-has-pretty-good-policies.html

    …………… and then President Trump’s good friends in Saudi Arabia threw Alwaleed under house arrest.

    Crazy.

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    • Justah says:

      What’s more likely is that President Trump actually knows these people because they moved in the same HIGH circles. Mr Trump hired a Secretary of State that actually KNOWS these people, TRex has been in top level negotiations with them for years. Neither are Politicians, neither has to depend on Careerist or Politicians to “explain” it all to them. I’ve followed Foreign Policy for years – many of the people in the State Dept. & Think Tanks have been there for over 30 years & they direct everything because while Administrations change, the knowledge base remains static.

      Mr Trump, with the help of TRex & the Generals is breaking new ground – and he is just getting started.

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  33. Sandra-VA says:

    I hope that this leads to Saudi Arabia disavowing the Muslim Brotherhood, Muslim World League and thus stop trying to islamize every other country on the planet. They need to stop building mosques in the western world.

    I wonder if the recent revelations about the son of the founder of Muslim Brotherhood being a rapist of underage girls might be a sign of this actually happening!

    The very best part of these arrests is that there is now a YUUUGE drop in political donations to the Clinton/McCain/Bush’s of this world.

    Oh, and Bin Laden’s father was one of those arrested….

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    • Justah says:

      KSA “disavowed the Muslims Brothers ” years ago. What we are witnessing is breaking the contract between The Ruling House of Saud and Wahhabism and the Salafi Sect in Islam. Keep in mind that the Saud Family numerous at about 15,000 – with many branches & a lot of money. Those branches are being cut off.

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  34. Arrested Prince Alwaleed owns top 6 floors of Mandalay Bay!
    Just saying.

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  35. Eric Kennedy says:

    OK something is up…

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    • n1ghtcr4wler says:

      the prince seems to be an important person, he’s the son of the guy who was crown prince before the guy who was crown prince before MBS

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    • georgiafl says:

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    • ditzee58 says:

      Waiting to see if we’ll find out what really happened. Suspicious timing and more than a little hinky that Mansour Bin Muqrina is the son of the former crown prince.
      Or it could just be a terrible accident.

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  36. georgiafl says:

    Last week:

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    • georgiafl says:

      This bust was in 2015 – one example – tip of corruption iceberg, I’d venture to say.

      Brings new meaning to term ‘dopey prince’.

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  37. georgiafl says:

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  38. georgiafl says:

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  39. jello333 says:

    Phew! When I saw “released a readout of the phone call” for some reason I assumed that meant verbatim transcript. And while I LOVE Donald’s attempts at “transparency”, I’m not sure I’d want him to go THAT far. 🙂 So anyway, I’m glad to see that even though it gave a lot of details, it wasn’t actually a transcript… since that could be a precedent that I’m certain would have been used against Trump in some way.

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