“Where’s my favorite dictator?” US President Donald Trump reportedly asked while waiting for his Egyptian counterpart, former general Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, on the sidelines of the G7 summit last year.
It should come as no surprise that the billionaire-turned-president has spoken positively about autocrats across the world. He has described North Korea’s Kim Jong Un as a “great leader” and called Russia’s Vladimir Putin “a nicer person than I am.”
Former top-ranking US officials have even described it as “dictator envy.”
An ally in the White House
For Egypt, Trump’s ascension to the presidency meant Cairo once again had a powerful supporter in the White House. […]
America first, Saudi second
Trump signaled a dramatic shift from Obama-era relations when he made Saudi Arabia his first official overseas destination after becoming president in 2016. […]
But how much would change if Trump loses the US presidential election and his challenger former Vice President Joe Biden wins? Biden has previously labelled Saudi Arabia a “pariah” and promised to end US support for its war in Yemen. He has also[…]
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