Saudi Arabia

Trump Effect: POTUS and The Saudis Agree to $110 Billion Arms Deal

Even while being courted royally by Saudi Arabia’s leaders, Donald Trump is putting the American people first.

As the President touched down in the wealthy Middle Eastern nation, it was apparent that he would receive far better treatment than his predecessor, former President Barack Obama did.  A literal red carpet was unfurled for the President, along with a show horse escort for the presidential motorcade, and the awarding of the Saudi’s highest honor all awaited Trump as he embarked on his first international diplomatic jaunt as Commander in Chief.

When it came to doing business, however, Trump was just as assertive as ever that the American people must benefit from his actions as President.

“President Trump in Saudi Arabia on Saturday signed a nearly $110 billion arms deal to help the Persian Gulf ally with its military-defense system.

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“‘That was a tremendous day,’ Trump said after signing the deal with Saudi leader King Salman. ‘Tremendous investments in the United States. Hundreds of billions of dollars of investments into the United States and jobs, jobs, jobs.’

“The White House says the package includes defense equipment and other support to help the Arab nation and the rest of the Gulf region fight again terrorism and the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran, according to the White House.”

By cozying up to the Saudis in such a way, President Trump has not only bolstered the alliance between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia, but also guaranteed their helping hand in fighting international terrorism in the region.  This could, in effect, reduce the number of U.S. casualties in the Middle East by allowing Saudi Arabian forces and weaponry to take the place of American service men and women.

Furthermore, the deal will create an untold number of American jobs, as our highly skilled workforce is mobilized to fulfill the order of armaments being sent to the region.

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