President Donald Trump urged Muslims to combat a “crisis of Islamic extremism” and terrorism during a speech in Saudi Arabia Sunday during his first foreign trip as president.
Trump, who spoke to Arab and Muslim leaders in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia’s capital, appeared to shift his tone from past remarks on Muslims. Trump had previously blamed Muslims for the rise of extremist groups. But in his speech Sunday, Trump recognized the difference between “barbaric criminals” and “decent people” in Islam.
“Drive them out,” said Trump of extremists. “Drive them out of your places of worship. Drive them out of your communities. Drive them out of your holy land, and drive them out of the earth.”
Read Trump’s full remarks in the transcript below:
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