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trump seeks to move past controversies as he lands in riyadh

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trump seeks to move past controversies as he lands in riyadh

riyadh, saudi arabia — president donald trump arrived in the middle east on saturday, touching down in saudi arabia to begin his first trip abroad, a visit aimed at forging stronger alliances to combat terrorism while seeking to push past the series of controversies threatening to engulf his young administration.trump flew to riyadh overnight on air force one and was greeted by an elaborate welcoming ceremony at riyadh's airport, punctuated by a military flyover and a handshake from saudi king salman. trump is the only american president to make saudi arabia, or any majority muslim country, his first stop overseas as president — a scheduling choice designed in part to show respect to the region after more than a year of harsh anti-muslim campaign rhetoric.the president's stop in saudi arabia kicks off an ambitious international debut. after two days of meetings in riyadh, trump will travel to israel, have an audience with pope francis at the vatican, and meet with allies at a nato summit in brussels and the group of 7 wealthy nations in sicily.as he arrived, the president waved from the doorway of air force one and then descended the steps, joined by first lady melania trump. the 81-year-old king salman, who used a cane for support, was brought to the steps of the plane on a golf cart. the two leaders exchanged pleasantries and trump said it was "a great honor" to be there.several jets then flew overhead leaving a red, white and blue trail.white house officials hope t...