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Opinion Column by Stephen Lendman
Trump's Muslim World Address
by Stephen Lendman
In Saudi Arabia Sunday night, Trump addressed the Muslim world – after sealing a $110 billion arms deal, signing a memorandum of intent to supply Riyadh with weapons worth around $350 billion over the next decade.
He exuded deplorable gratitude to his despotic host, falsely claiming he chose "the heart of the Muslim world" for his first foreign trip "to deliver a message of friendship and hope."
Hardly by agreeing to supply Riyadh with hundreds of billions of dollars of powerful weapons for regional wars and domestic repression.
Claiming is "vision is one of peace, security and prosperity" in the Middle East and worldwide belies America's destructive agenda, endless imperial wars, escalating on his watch.
Trump: "Our goal is a coalition of nations who share the aim of stamping out extremism and providing our children a hopeful future…"