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skinner May 21st, 2017 3:22pm

In his speech in Riyadh, President Trump condemned Iran and Islamist terror, praised military cooperation against the Houthis, Assad, and Daesh, and did not criticize the Arab states for their paucity of democracy or human rights once. Good message?

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Namdor53 Hello
05/21/17 7:03 pm

I don't like to criticize people for not hitting everything on my "to do" list all at once. He didn't mention some rather important points, but that doesn't mean what he said was bad. What he said was rather political and safe, and I support the tone of his message.

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followingsea Illinois is
05/21/17 5:11 pm

There are no human rights. Unless you take them.

Diogenes FreeMeBe
05/21/17 3:32 pm

Saudis need to be condemned. Soon they'll be poor again and then we'll tell them what for.

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Squidboy Snarkapottamus
05/21/17 11:49 am

Like all US leaders....you walk a dangerous tightrope in Saudi Arabia. Overall, I think Trump acquitted himself well. He stayed on message, he was gracious and diplomatic...and keeping in Moslem tradition...he treated his wife like crap. I give him an A for effort and a B for overall performance so far.

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Harry3603 Tampa Bay Florida.
05/21/17 2:13 pm

Melania was shown a remarkable level of respect from the Saudis, and I am sure they were aware that our President expected it. How is that treating her like crap?

Harry3603 Tampa Bay Florida.
05/21/17 2:15 pm

Not everybody supports Iran like youł

Mark3
05/21/17 9:51 am

Baby steps, but far larger than prior.

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Jazzy5 USA
05/21/17 9:24 am

He did very well...

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rons screw politicians
05/21/17 8:48 am

One problem at a time. The message get lost if too much come into play. He covered human rights and freedom if you listened to the speech.

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iceberg124
05/21/17 8:30 am

Skinner you've become a desperate NeverTrumper. He supports all your causes and now you are flip flopping

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skinner Wisconsin
05/21/17 8:34 am

I'm no longer a Never Trumper. I approve of many of the things he does and I often speak out on this app to represent that approval. However, that doesn't mean I'm going to be silent when he does things that are wrong and problematic.

rons screw politicians
05/21/17 8:49 am

You didn't like his speech this morning?

skinner Wisconsin
05/21/17 8:51 am

No, I didn't like the speech because he refused to call for democracy and human rights. He is abandoning America's exceptional duty to spread freedom around the world.

Squidboy Snarkapottamus
05/21/17 11:50 am

Well said @skinner

rons screw politicians
05/21/17 1:59 pm

You just take on everything at once with these people. He did say to make the place safe from the terrorist who are running the people out of the country. are you sure you listen to the whole thing. Damn, it's not even 6 mos. Obama couldn't close Gitmo his whole two term. That was on hell of a promise.

badattitude no place like home
05/21/17 8:24 am

He pushed it pretty far. I think he didn't want to cross the line. Just push on it a little. Gotta be diplomatic 👌🏿

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skinner Wisconsin
05/21/17 8:24 am

I'm deeply disappointed that President Trump abandoned the cause of democracy and human rights. I anticipate that his demand to remove terrorists will likely be used by Arab states as an excuse to imprison and kill their political opposition.

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badattitude no place like home
05/21/17 8:25 am

They don't need an excuse to do that so they?

skinner Wisconsin
05/21/17 8:25 am

Not really, but if provides more international political cover