While running for office, President Trump vowed to be strong in the fight against radical Islamic terrorism.
But as strong as he is, he can’t fight this fight alone. During his campaign speeches, Trump would correctly point out that America’s allies were not doing enough to defend the free world.
For example, Saudi Arabia’s actions in the Middle East have done more to create terrorism than to eradicate it.
Obama knew this but still would bow to Saudi Arabia and other Muslim countries, refusing to call out their role in aiding radical Islamic terrorism.
But Trump is no such coward, and during his recent visit to Saudi Arabia, he showed the world what a true leader looks like.
From BBC News:
[S]peaking in the Saudi capital to leaders of 55 Muslim-majority countries, Mr Trump called this a “new chapter”, saying he was not there to “lecture” them or impose the American way of life.
The fight against extremism, he added, was not a battle between different faiths or civilizations: “This is a battle between good and evil”.
Trump’s speech carried a clear message. These Muslim countries must drive out their extremists now, or they will be dealing with terrorist attacks for decades to come.
But he reaffirmed to the leaders that “American power” by itself cannot stop terrorism, stating it was time for these countries to “fulfill their part of the burden”.
Trump makes an excellent point. The Iraq war alone cost Americans $2.4 trillion, and was largely ineffective because Muslim leaders stood by while ISIS formed and rose to power in the region.
We cannot continue to fight Islamic extremism this way. Trump recognizes this and is creating alliances to fight the war on terror more effectively.
And his efforts are already paying off. The U.S. and six Gulf states, including Saudi Arabia, have joined forces to cut off the flow of money to extremist groups like ISIS.
Trump isn’t just making America great again. He’s making the world safe again.
Source: BBC News