In Saudi Arabia, Donald Trump to use softer language about Islam
President Donald Trump will use his first visit to the Middle East to call for unity in the fight against radicalism in the Muslim world, launching the challenge as a “battle between good and evil” and urging Arab leaders to “expel The terrorists of his Places of Worship, “according to a draft of the speech obtained by The Associated Press.
Abandoning part of the harsh anti-Muslim rhetoric of his presidential campaign, the draft speech, slated to be delivered in Saudi Arabia on Sunday, sees new alliances with US traditional allies in the Middle East. It notably refrains from mentioning the issues of democracy and human rights that Arab leaders often see as moralizing by the United States in favor of the more limited goals of peace and stability.
“We are not here to give a conference to tell other peoples how to live, what to do or who to be. We are here instead of offering an alliance to build a better future for all of us,” the document said.
Mr. Trump left Washington on Friday afternoon for Riyadh, the first stop on his overseas trip as president. The marathon trip will also take you to Israel, the Vatican, Belgium and Italy. The trip is a key test of the President’s diplomatic skills and an opportunity to add substance to a foreign policy he has broadly described as America First.
Two different sources provided the PA with copies of the draft of their observations, advertised as a travel sign. One version, released late Thursday, included edits with comments from an administration official, indicating that it was still a work in progress.
The White House confirmed that the bill was authentic, but warned that the president had not yet signed the final product.
“The President has not seen this draft,” said White House spokesman Sean Spicer. “This is one of five drafts that have been written by several people. He continues to take the entry and is writing a final version.”
Trump’s campaign was marked by its anti-Islamic rhetoric and its administration has twice tried to impose a ban on travel to several Muslim-majority countries. “I think Islam hates us,” he said in a moment.
The draft of the speech does not include any mention of “radical Islamic terrorism,” a phrase that candidate Trump regularly criticized the opposition’s Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama for refusing. His speech calls terrorism a pervasive problem that affects all those who love peace.
“This is not a battle between different beliefs, different sects or different civilizations. This is a battle between those who seek to destroy human life and those who seek to protect it,” the text reads President Donald Trump on the first visit to Moyen-Orient pour In the launching of a “bataille between good and evil” and in exhortant Arab leaders to “chasser les terroristes de vos Lieux de culte”, selon A brouillon des discours obtained by The Associated Press.
Abandoning a part of the anti-Muslim struggle for the presidential campaign, the speech project, planned to be lived in Saudi Arabia dimanche, forecast new partnerships with traditional allies in the Middle East. Il s’abstient in particular to mention democracy and human rights. The Arab leaders consider this to be in favor of objectifs plus limités de la paix et de la stabilité.
“Nous ne sommes pas là pour donner des conférences pour dire d’autres personnes comment vivre, faire quoi or à qui être.
M. Trump a quitté Washington le vendredi après-midi pour Riyad, premier arrêt du premier voyage à l’étranger en tant président. The voyage marathon will lead you to Israel, the Vatican, Belgium and Italy. The trip is a key test of the president’s diplomatic skills and an opportunity to add substance to a foreign policy that describes the general form as “America to approach”.