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Sun May 21, 2017, 06:01 PM

Abroad, President Trump's reality collides with candidate Trump's words

When a sociopath has a complete lack of self-awareness.

Source: CNN, by Kevin Liptak and Jeff Zeleny


The President's message Sunday was far closer in tone to Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush than to the rhetoric that electrified the Republican campaign trail and helped send Trump to the White House.

This, for example, is not something candidate Trump would have said: "This is not a battle between different faiths, different sects, or different civilizations. This is a battle between barbaric criminals who seek to obliterate human life and decent people of all religions who seek to protect it."


Yet the most stark difference on display here this weekend was not between Trump and Obama, but Trump and Trump.

In this country, which he once scorned his predecessor for appeasing, Trump has given in to its gilded embrace. The kingdom's outsized welcome, intended to flatter a president hungry for affirmation, appeared to work.

"Words do not do justice to the grandeur of this remarkable place," Trump said during his remarks.


Read it all at: http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/21/politics/trump-saudi-arabia-speech-terror-rhetoric/index.html

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