Stirewalt: Trump’s Foreign Trip an ‘Explicit Repudiation’ of Obama’s Middle East Policy

‘It is definitely an explicit repudiation of Obama’s policy for the Middle East’

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STIREWALT: "It is definitely, as Benjamin referenced, an explicit repudiation of Obama’s policy for the Middle East. It could not be a stronger rebuke, which is Obama sought to rebalance the Middle East between Tehran and Riyadh. This is President Trump saying, 'No, we are back to the Sunni, to the Gulf State, this side of the divide in a very big way.' This is a big marker that he is laying down on this. And so, too, will he when he gets to Jerusalem."

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