Former Bush Official: Trump Speech Pushes Back On Bigoted Narrative


Elliot Abrams, who served in foreign policy positions under Presidents Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush, on Sunday said President Trump’s speech in Saudi Arabia successfully pushes back against the narrative that Trump is prejudiced against Islam.

“The idea that you can call him, you know, bigoted against Islam, I think, takes a big hit today. His first foreign trip, he goes to Riyadh. You have all of these visuals of him meeting with Muslim leaders, not only from that region but from around the world,” Abrams, a prominent critic of Trump during the presidential campaign, told CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS.”

“I think he comes out looking better not only as presidential, but as reaching out to Muslim leaders from around the world. I think he has helped himself a lot in pushing back against the idea that the origin of his position is some kind of prejudice.”  Read more at THE HILL.



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