Saudi Arabia king: Trump's visit a 'turning point'


US President Donald Trump, Saudi King Salman and Egyptian President Abdel-Fatah al-Sissi touching a glowing globe to launch the opening of an anti-extremism center in Riyadh on May 21, 2017. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called Trump "a true friend" to Israel and sounded hopeful notes about the president's role in the Middle East peace process.

President Donald Trump has paid his respects at the Western Wall, the holiest place where Jews can pray.

Trump, 70, is now on his first foreign trip since becoming president.

On his maiden foreign tour since taking office in January, Trump is already showing signs of fatigue from a packed schedule. He is on a nine-day trip through the Middle East and Europe that ends on Saturday after visits to the Vatican, Brussels and Sicily. "Just an exhausted guy", she told reporters. At least the president's daughter Ivanka appeared to be listening intently.

"We have before us a rare opportunity to bring security and stability and peace to this region and to its people", Trump said. But it was another stark reminder for the president that his troubles at home, including the investigation of his ties to Russian Federation and his firing of FBI Director James Comey, have followed him across the ocean on his multi-nation journey.

Trump's "America first" philosophy helped him win the 2016 election and has rattled allies who depend on US support for their defense.

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Trump placing a wreath on a grave engraved with the words: "Obama's Policies".

A White House official later said the president did raise women's rights in his private meetings with Saudi officials, and noted that administration officials broached the topic in their talks in the lead-up to the trip.

The secretary of state said Trump is "increasing his own perspectives".

'Iran is largely responsible for instability in the region, it finances weapons, it trains militias that disseminate destruction and chaos, ' the president said at a meeting where King Salman bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia also took advantage of the forum to lash out at Tehran.

Trump, however, often repeated the more controversial "radical Islamic terrorism" on the campaign trail in a deliberate and implicit criticism of Obama, implying that his preferred phrasing betrayed naivete or, worse, political correctness at the expense of realism about how to defeat the terrorist threat. 'Our goal is a coalition of nations who share the aim of stamping out extremism and providing our children a hopeful future that does honor to God'.