Michelle Obama

Contradictions add up during Trump's Saudi visit

As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump railed against President Barack Obama for failing to utter the words "radical Islamic terrorism." He accused the foundation run by Bill and Hillary Clinton of corruption for accepting charitable contributions from Saudi Arabia and chastised first lady Michelle Obama for not covering her head during a visit to the Kingdom.

Now that he's president, Trump has changed his tune.

The president now finds himself adjusting to the nuances of Middle East diplomacy, where inflammatory campaign slogans — no matter how popular among some voters — can be the cause of major disruptions now that he holds office.

Trump's visit to...

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