President Trump almost got himself humiliated in a press conference he held with Klaus Iohannis, the President of Romania.
Trump had launched into a diatribe about terrorism and congratulated himself and the world’s biggest sponsor of terrorism, Saudi Arabia, for isolating and blockading the nation of Qatar over admittedly reasonable accusations of funding terror organizations.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson obviously thinks so, because not an hour earlier he called for the blockade to be lifted.
“I call on the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt to ease the blockade against Qatar,” said Tillerson at the State Department this morning.
It's difficult to overstate the fundamental lack of knowledge about the Middle East displayed in all of 2.5 minutespic.twitter.com/PCZmFdl5hr
— Jenna Ruddock (@natlsciservice) June 9, 2017
But Trump apparently doesn’t care whether or not his administration is sending mixed messages because he fell over himself in his efforts to praise “his friend” King Salman, showing the world that if you roll out the red carpet for Trump, he’ll eat from your hand.
Trump then went on to spend several minutes congratulating himself for a “historic” meeting in the Middle East where he addressed 50 “Arab and Muslim” heads of state, a meeting that had had no equal and “might never happen again,” while praising his “friend” King Salman of Saudi Arabia.
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