United States President Donald Trump will take part in an international Islamic summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia this weekend.
Oh, and it looks like he’s set to deliver a speech about radical Islam, too. To leaders of more than 20 Muslim-majority nations.
Flags out in Riyadh today for the coming Trump visit pic.twitter.com/Vq1bx9TD0q
— Frank Gardner (@FrankRGardner) May 18, 2017
“The speech is intended to unite the broader Muslim world against common enemies of all civilisation and to demonstrate America’s commitment to our Muslim partners,” US National Security Adviser HR McMaster told Time.
Trump’s trip to Riyadh will be his first international trip since taking office. Saudi Arabia’s King Salman expressed his optimism about the summit, and the start of a “new partnership” between the US and the Muslim world.
However, the internet reacted with slightly less optimism.