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#EndorseThis: Colbert Trolls Trump’s Saudi Weekend

Noting that “Trump gave Obama a ton of grief for bowing to the Saudi king,” Colbert said, “no way was he going to bow.” But the tape tells a different story: “Wait, there he is, going from the knees, and a bow — and a curtsey! He did a little curtsey at the end there, very nice.”

May 23, 2017
islam

In Speech To Saudi King And Muslim Leaders, Trump Discards Harsh Language About Islam

In the first major foreign policy speech of his presidency, Trump’s tone was notably softer than the harsh rhetoric about Islam that characterized his election campaign. Reading from prepared remarks, he spoke of the “peace and tolerance of all faiths” and praised the Middle East’s beauty and culture.

May 21, 2017
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry greets the new King Salman of Saudi Arabia at the Erqa Royal Palace in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on January 27, 2015, after joining President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and other dignitaries in extending condolences to the late King Abdullah. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]

Two Princes Are Rising Stars Of King Salman’s Saudi Arabia

Two Saudi princes appointed to oversee oil reserves are on the fast-track for throne succession.

February 25, 2015

Still ‘No Way Out’ For Saudi Women

What does the United States’ alliance with the repressive kingdom say about us?

January 29, 2015
An image grab taken from Saudi state TV on January 23, 2015 shows Saudi Arabia's new King Salman in his first public address, in the Saudi capital Riyadh

Saudi King Abdullah Dies, Salman Is New Ruler

Meet the new king of Saudi Arabia.

January 23, 2015