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BOMBSHELL: Trump told Saudis to stop funding terror

Donald Trump made a startling admission in a speech to his supporters in Iowa earlier this week.

The US president continued his unique brand of personal communication with the American electorate by holding a rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on Wednesday.

Near the conclusion of his speech to an enthusiastic crowd, Trump turned to discussion of his first foreign tour, which saw him meeting with the heads of 54 Muslim countries in the Saudi capital of Riyadh:

…you go to Saudi Arabia where I just came back – a monumental, epic trip. Because I said: You cannot continue to fund terrorism. And the king of Saudi Arabia who…is really a very special man, I mean that – he has taken it to heart.

It may have been a slip by Trump, who is known for generous ad libbing during speeches.

But he clearly accused Saudi Arabia of complicity in terror funding – something for which Qatar is currently under fire after Riyadh and several allies threw the small Gulf emirate under the bus.

The United States, not to mention the world at large, has known about the Saudi support for radical Islamic terror for quite a while.

The failure of Washington to condemn the Wahabist Saudis’ role, while pointing the finger solely at Qatar (which certainly is also guilty), has been a glaring omission.

Continuing his speech, Trump attempted to backtrack slightly, stressing the Saudis were now on board for the fight against terror, but then appeared to say the greater part of the Muslim world bore responsibility:

And [the Saudis] are fighting with other countries that have been funding terrorism…We cannot let these incredibly rich nations fund radical Islamic terrorism or terrorism of any kind…54 Muslim nations coming together, some immensely powerful, wealthy nations…

He then emphasized that in fact, the main point of the trip was actually not economic, but precisely to let those nations know that the status quo on ISIS support had to change:

[We’re] making airplanes, we’re making all sorts of things, hundreds of billions of dollars, and it’s going back [to the US]. [But] the real purpose of my being there, was to make sure these countries do not fund terror any longer.

Earlier in his address, Trump had strongly reiterated his campaign rhetoric, decrying the havoc caused by decades of US military intervention:

Our country has spent $6 trillion in the middle east – wasted. And the lives, the lives…thousands and thousands and thousands of lives. We started 16 years ago, and it’s in far worse shape than it was 16 years ago. So we spent all of this money, all of these lives…and let me tell you, I came in and took over a very, very difficult hand. But we’re going to get it fixed – that’s what you put me here for.

Needless to say, Trump’s rhetoric is at odds with Pentagon policy, which seems to have changed little since the turnover in administrations. There is clearly a discrepency between the US president’s views and the deep state’s demands.

Whether anything will come of Trump’s talk with the Saudis is questionable. Most likely, they will continue exporting their radical brand of Islam while they seek to lay blame solely on Qatar as the scape goat.

But at any rate, reports of the death of “anti-establishment Trump” appear to have been greatly exaggerated.

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André De Koning
André De Koning
June 24, 2017

Even though Trump might not have much control on the deep state policies, he said what was needed and perhaps there is a chance that he can appoint new officers of the deep state bit by bit. Maverick he may be and little understanding of climate change shows his lack of vision for longer term planning, at least he might start his promise of less war and save Syria (and ultimately Iran and Russia which are part of the long standing megalomaniac New World Order plans of the US since decades).

Wesa F.
Wesa F.
Reply to  André De Koning
June 24, 2017

Well lets give the man another chance, all he has to do is lead by example,the bottom line is he is not going to beat Syria unless he wants all out war then he will be in for a shock as to who his real enemies are,so best forget NWO that will never happen and get back to reality.He is not a bad bloke shows balls and brains took on one hellover job after a total world stuff up by the Last Govt.

nshah
nshah
Reply to  André De Koning
June 24, 2017

He’s actually advancing those jews agendas to wiped off and illiminates Muslims throughout the world by the so called muslim scumbags regardless of whatever the countries are.. even the inbreed SA will be wiped out according to the greater israhell’s plan/s or NWO..!
This asshole is just a puppet (like the rest of the potus) as everything he speaks about are all contradicting..!not to mention all the promises given when running for the presidency.. And don’t give me all the crabs that he’s playing along with those jews game/s..!

my2Cents
my2Cents
Reply to  André De Koning
June 25, 2017

Trump is a nutter, always was, always will be. Has not read a book in 50 years, has problems reading from the teleprompter stopping in mid sentence and putting emphasis on the wrong parts which suggests that he was never read to as a child. He has absolutely no knowledge of how our Government works nor what Foreign Policy is and lacks any and all curiosity to learn any of it. So he just talks nonsense most of the time and then has to correct himself when his handlers tell him to. The whole thing is pathetic. The country has… Read more »

John Mason
John Mason
June 24, 2017

Clever from Trump by reversing his stand against Qatar. Don’t believe he said that to the Saudis. Just another publicity stunt to make himself look important.

hestroy
hestroy
Reply to  John Mason
June 24, 2017

I agree.

SPQR
SPQR
June 24, 2017

Trump is a buffoon but he triggers progressives so he isn’t all bad… I guess.

seby
seby
Reply to  SPQR
June 24, 2017

bernie sanders said that he “couldn’t remember an American president with more authoritarian tendencies than tRump.” Really, bernie? It’s hard to get more authoritarian than oblahblah killing American citizens by drone without an indictment, trial or declaration of war. tRump’s authoritarianism comes with the office.

Tom Luongo
Tom Luongo
Reply to  seby
June 24, 2017

Bernie Sanders is a joke. A simple party lacky, nothing more.

seby
seby
Reply to  Tom Luongo
June 25, 2017

it doesnt matter. the real lackey that matters to our immediate lives, is POTUS!

seby
seby
June 24, 2017

Did he put that as a clause in the contract when he sold the “big hearted” saudi head-chopper half a trillion dollars in military hardware?

Guy
Guy
June 24, 2017

Lets see if he walks the talk .He seems to be all over the map ,though to be realistic ,there seems to be different factions within the US pulling in differing agendas and this hopefully explains why .

Vera Gottlieb
Vera Gottlieb
June 24, 2017

Very noble…but how about not selling any arms to any of the countries in that region? Money, money makes the world go round…

Strelnikov
Strelnikov
June 24, 2017

Recent research has shown that Duran Duran is neither a duran, nor a duran.

lickeyleaks
lickeyleaks
June 24, 2017

If its true,then when a lot of countrys are veering away from the US policy of world policemen and regime change he has to change his tune to save US..

XRGRSF
XRGRSF
June 24, 2017

OK, wonderful, but what did Jared say?

Jesse Marioneaux
Jesse Marioneaux
Reply to  XRGRSF
June 24, 2017

Hey I want to tell you thanks for your service I wish we can talk more on Facebook. I am so glad you are awake.

Marc Leif
Marc Leif
June 24, 2017

Trump can say what he wants, but the Deep State runs the military and national security apparatus for Israel and Saudi Arabia and they do what they want. And what they want is the partition of Syria and the destruction of every state in the Middle East and Central Asia. And then it’s the break-up of Russia. That’s what they want, that’s what they’re doing. Trump can re-live his campaign and tweet all he wants. The US Military Industrial State does what it wants. Period.

More
More
June 26, 2017

Anyone who believes the headline is living in fantasy.

Headline:
“…BOMBSHELL: Trump told Saudis to stop funding terror…”

Reason:
Trump has a habit of saying things but doing the opposite.

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