6 Unlikely Figures Praising President Trump's Israel, Middle East Trip
President Donald Trump's trip to the Middle East and Israel has been remarkably successful. Trump became the first sitting president to visit the Western Wall, he gave a rousing speech against terrorism in Saudi Arabia, and he took a strong stance for peace with Israel and its neighbors.
This has brought praise for Trump from some rather unlikely corners. Here are six figures who praised the president for his Middle East trip.
1. Ali Vitali at MSNBC.
On Sunday, NBC News' White House reporter, Ali Vitali, praised President Trump on MSNBC, explaining "his attempt to solidify personal relationships" across the Middle East and with countries like Japan and China.
"You saw it from yesterday, even with just the celebratory scene he had at the airport and all of the kind of pomp and circumstance that surrounded yesterday's events," Vitali said of Trump's arrival in Saudi Arabia. "You did see a lot of excitement from the part of the Saudi government in welcoming [Trump] and receiving him."
Vitali described "a lot of synergy between these two governments, and I think that when you compare that to the Obama administration, a lot of it has to do with the Trump administration and the president's specific rhetoric on countries like Iran. Saudi Arabia is, of course, concerned about Iran, as the United States has expressed its position from the Trump administration. That really is a point of connectivity for these two governments."
The NBC News reporter added that Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi said Trump "has a unique personality that is capable of doing the impossible."