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Countries such as Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and Egypt cut ties with the neighbor Qatar, going as far as ordering its diplomats and citizens to leave and threatening deeply intertwined regional trade links and air routes.
Trump, as he is, tweeted that During my recent trip to the Middle East, I stated that there can no longer be funding of Radical Ideology. Leaders pointed to Qatar – look! In another tweet, he mentioned So good to see the Saudi Arabia visit with the King and 50 countries already paying off. They said they would take a hard line on funding extremism, and all reference was pointing to Qatar.
This comes when US has a base located in Qatar, with as many as 10,000 US personnel there.
Also, during the trip to Middle East last month, it was known that Trump personally met with Qatari emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad al-Thani, and said, “We are friends. We’ve been friends now for a long time…. Our relationship is extremely good.”
This is embarrassing, even for the United States. US, is considered at the top of the chain, and involving itself in such tweets & criticizing is nothing but degrading to the country’s reputation. Trump should understand that, now he not only the leader of his Trump Organization, but rather a leader for the whole country and it’s people.