Ex-Ambassador: Trump Ought To Preserve Expectancies For Saudi Arabia In Test

President Donald Trump should come into Saudi Arabia with managed expectations on his stop later Friday, a former U.S. ambassador to the kingdom told CNBC.
Saudi Arabia is the first location on the president’s five-stop tour across the Middle East and Europe.
“Finer, who also served as director of policy planning under Kerry, said Trump’s stop in Saudi Arabia is almost guaranteed to get a positive reception.
Also in contrast to the Obama White House, the Trump administration appears to be moving toward a more traditional U.S. approach of favoring Saudi Arabia over its regional and religious nemesis Iran.
The effort marks a stark change from the strained U.S.-Saudi relationship under the Obama administration.

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