Trump pitches ‘beautiful’ US military equipment during overseas trip

Trump pitches ‘beautiful’ US military equipment during overseas trip
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President Trump pitched "beautiful" U.S. military hardware during a meeting with the emir of Qatar, Tamim bin Hamad al Thani, on Sunday in Saudi Arabia.

"One of the things we will discuss is the purchase of lots of beautiful military equipment because nobody makes it like the United States,” Trump said, according to a reporter traveling with the president.

“And for us, that means jobs and it also means, frankly, great security back here, which we want.”


Trump received a warm welcome from Saudi leaders Saturday. Saudi Arabia is the first stop of his nine-day trip abroad to the Middle East and Europe. 

During his trip, the president will give a much-anticipated speech on combatting extremism to the leaders of majority-Muslim nations. Trump has met already with the leaders of Bahrain, Egypt, Kuwait and Oman. 

Business has also been a focus of Trump’s Saudi visit. Blackstone, which was founded by a prominent Trump supporter, announced Saturday it had struck a deal with Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund to invest $40 billion in infrastructure projects, mostly in the U.S.