Whatever happened to 'America First?'

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Before his election, Donald Trump accused Saudi Arabia of complicity in the 911 attacks.  In Riyadh, the President called it a “magnificent” and “sacred land.” The Saudis were glad to see the last of Barack Obama, and happy about a multi-billion-dollar weapons deal without any lectures about human rights.

Mr. Trump denounced Islamic terrorists,” and said defeating them will be up to Muslim countries. Today he’s in Israel before moving on to the Vatican and a meeting of NATO. Will his foreign trip help ease international fears about the chaos in Washington?


Susan Glasser - Politico - @sbg1, Shadi Hamid - Brookings Institution; The Atlantic - @shadihamid, Hussein Ibish - Arab Gulf States Institute / International New York Times - @Ibishblog, Barbara Slavin - Atlantic Council / Al-Monitor - @barbaraslavin1, Adam Coogle - Human Rights Watch - @cooglea

Warren Olney

Katie Cooper, Luke Vander Ploeg, Evan George