Trump "Very much behind Sisi"

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  1. Falcon

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    Donald Trump says US is 'very much behind' Egypt's Sisi

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    US President Donald Trump on Monday put concerns about Egypt's human rights abuses aside as he welcomed Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to the White House.

    Ahead of the meeting, senior US officials had said the issue of human rights violations in Egypt would not be addressed publicly during Sisi's visit, which was widely condemned by rights groups and protesting campaigners.

    Speaking to reporters after their meeting, Trump said he strongly backed Sisi's leadership and that they would work together to fight against "terrorism".

    "I just want to let everybody know that we are very much behind President Sisi; he has done a fantastic job in a very difficult situation," Trump said.

    "You have a great friend and ally in the United States - and in me," Trump told Sisi, the first Egyptian president to visit the White House in almost a decade.

    For his part, Sisi said he appreciated that Trump has been "standing very strong ... to counter this evil ideology".

    http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/...s-egypt-sisi-white-house-170403164810319.html
     
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    Thats geopolitics for you, human rights and all that are just tools for leverage.
     
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