President Trump landed in Saudi Arabia on his first foreign trip at around 3 a.m. Eastern Standard Time Saturday —the first part of five-stop journey through the Middle East, Italy and Belgium.
After Air Force One touched down in Riyadh at about 10 a.m. local time, Trump and First Lady Melania descended the stairs to a wide red carpet. Saudi Arabian King Salman, 81, greeted Trump at the base of the stairs, extending his hand toward the President.
Some pundits questioned whether Salman would shake Trump’s hand or even brave the sweltering heat to walk out onto the runway, citing his older age.
During then-President Barack Obama’s final trip to Saudi Arabia in April 2016, he was not greeted by Salman at the airport—instead by the governor of Riyadh, Prince Faisal bin Bandar Al Saud, the Guardian reported.
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