Trump Faces Harsh Criticism from His Own Base for Meeting With Saudis
President Trump was criticized today.
Normally that statement would induce a yawn.
But this time it was not criticism pertaining to “ties to Russia,” or “fascism,” or whatever the authoritarian left and is harping on these days.
No, this time the criticism came from Trump’s own base.
It’s because he appears to be going soft on Saudi royalty, a regime known for its material support of ISIS and the Clinton Foundation, human trafficking, and brutal oppression of all those who oppose it.
Many believe that the Saudis were favorite donors of the Clinton Foundation since the donations were sometimes made in the form of people — i.e., trafficking.
And of course, it was George Soros’s Open Society Foundation that supported Saudi Arabia’s attempt to construct a natural gas line into Europe.
Here’s the video where Trump said it was an “honor” to host them:
A meeting and a short video clip might just be theatrics — some surmise Trump has leverage over the Saudis and is keeping enemies close.
As American oil companies get most of their crude from Saudi Arabia, it could be that Trump is buying time until America becomes less dependent on them in this regard.
Despite such possibilities, the fact that the meeting even took place left many people with a bad taste.
Trump supporters took to Facebook by the thousands to let him know they don’t approve. Here’s a sampling of the highest rated comments:
What this illustrates is that Trump’s supporters are committed, but they are not blind.
If Trump is really against regimes that support ISIS, then perhaps he’ll be happy to see that his base is criticizing the meeting with Saudis, for he would know that his real plans will unfold in time and will be supported.
If Trump were to go all Clinton on everybody and start kissing up to the Saudis, that’s when we could see substantive resistance in America. Perhaps something more effective than a mob dressing as vaginas and parroting CNN.
Interestingly, additional footage shows that Trump was anything but friendly with his Saudi interlocutor. When they were seated for a photo op, the interaction seemed cold and Trump appeared to be more stern than usual, almost as if he couldn’t wait for the meeting to be over.
What do you think of President Trump’s meeting with the Saudis? Is he betraying everybody, or is he keeping enemies close? Or is it just an instance of political formality and theater of no significance?
You might also like
‘I’m gonna f*** you like a good little boy…[Emoji smiling face]” That is just part of one of the messages that State Senator Shortey sent to a child, according to reports. P0lice
Amanda Froelich | True Activist The comedian called Donald Trump a “repudiation of Republicans”, as well as slammed liberal-minded thinkers who are labeling all supporters of the business tycoon as
UPDATED: 9:01 PM EST | March 20, 2017 There have been over 1,500 arrests of pedophiles and human traffickers since January, 2017, by far the largest crack down in American history.
A report by Anderson Cooper revealed that more than 200 Pentagon employees were purchasing videos of child rape and sexual exploitation. As tension continues to grow internationally over the pizzagate
A before and after shot of Obama shows what eight years of presidency has affected his aging. Hey, at least he made it out alive. Unlike the innocent people he
March 22, 2017 LONDON — Preliminary reports have confirmed that the suspect in today’s terror attack in London has been shot and killed by a police officer. A video has
Whatever else can be said of Donald Trump, everybody can agree that he is not a groomed politician. He is a legitimate outsider. The entire banking-media industrial complex stands in
ERIC TUCKER, JAKE PEARSON, JENNIFER PELTZ, AP | Courthouse News Service NEW YORK (AP) — The FBI looked into New York bombing suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami two years ago after
Mike Sawyer | The Free Thought Project As Americans cower in fear over the perceived threat from men, women and children attempting to escape from war-torn Syria, the majority of