Donald Trump's recent amity with Islam is only to get a lucrative arms deals with Saudi Arabia, infers Mehdi Hasan of the Washington Post. In his view, the president has shown where he stands with numerous Islamophobic claims and actions. Hasan underlines Trump's hateful rhetoric, which inflames anti-Muslim violence in the US. He theorizes that Trump adopted a more calm tone because it would benefit him in negotiations with Saudi Arabia. The president’s track record has shown what he truly thinks about Islam and one speech won’t change that.
President Trump demonstrated a matured understanding of the role that Muslim nations and their people play in combating terrorism, according to Michael Leiter. He argues that Trump has understood that Islamic nations are allies as well as the main victims in the fight against terrorism. Trump has committed to Saudi Arabian security with an arms deal, showcasing US-Muslim unity. Leiter acknowledges Trump's improved friendliness towards Muslims, hoping that he will continue this progress with a strong strategy to defeat Middle Eastern terrorism.