Road to Riyadh, Starring Donald Trump

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President Trump’s trip to Saudi Arabia is going great! Here’s the first family arriving in Riyadh:

At least Melania isn’t kowtowing to sexist Muslim custom by wearing a headscarf. Oh wait:

Fine. But Trump himself is standing up for masculine American values, right?

And here’s the official readout of Trump’s visit with the Saudi king:

What kind of pusillanimity is this? “Violent extremism” is an Obama-era euphemism used by people who refuse to look reality in the eye:

If Trump isn’t even willing to name the problem when he meets with the Saudi king, how can he possibly fight it?

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