President Donald J. Trump yesterday in Riyadh:
Barbarism will deliver you no glory. Piety to evil will bring you no dignity. If you choose the path of terror, your life will be empty, your life will be brief, and your soul will be fully condemned. And political leaders must speak out to affirm the same idea. Heroes don’t kill innocents. They save them.
The nations of the Middle East will have to decide what kind of future they want for themselves for their country and, frankly, for their families and for their children. It’s a choice between two futures, and it is a choice America cannot make for you. A better future is only possible if your nations drive out the terrorists and drive out the extremists. Drive them out. Drive them out of your places of worship. Drive them out of your communities. Drive them out of your Holy Land. And drive them out of this earth.
America is a sovereign nation, and our first priority is always the safety and security of our citizens.
Barack Hussein Obama in Cairo on June 4, 2009:
I consider it part of my responsibility as president of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear. Just as Muslims do not fit a crude stereotype, America is not the crude stereotype of a self-interested empire. Given our interdependence, any world order that elevates one nation or group of people over another will inevitably fail.
And so, I submit to you that Barack Hussein Obama is looking smaller than ever in the wake of President Trump’s weekend trip to the Middle East. We’ve always known the man-child president was irrelevant and inconsequential on the world stage, and President Trump just showed us how small.