WASHINGTON — The president who loves generals met Monday with the general-turned-president.
Donald Trump reunited with his Egyptian counterpart, President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, for talks ranging from collaboration against the Islamic State group to bolstering Egypt’s flailing economy.
It’s the second meeting for the pair. Reflecting on their first encounter in New York shortly before the general election, Trump said el-Sissi is someone “very close to me.”
“Together, we will fight terrorism and other things and we’re going to be friends for a very, very long time,” the American leader said, citing a “great bond with the people of Egypt.”
Source: News Now/The Republic