Trump addresses radical Islam in speech in Saudi Arabia

President Trump is giving a speech on radical Islam in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia.

National Security Adviser Gen. H.R. McMaster said the president will be “inspiring but direct” and address “the need to confront radical ideology.” The speech, taking place on Sunday afternoon local time, is also intended to “unite the broader Muslim world.”

The speech takes place a day after the president arrived in Saudi Arabia.

In his weekly address released Friday, the president said that he will deliver the speech to leaders of more than 50 Muslim nations.

“I will represent the views of the American people frankly and clearly,” Mr. Trump said. “Many of these leaders have expressed growing concern about terrorism, the spread of radicalization, and Iran’s role in funding both. Now it appears Muslim leaders are ready to take more responsibility and a much bigger role in fighting terrorism in their region. It’s about time we do it, we’ll do it together, but it has to be done.”

After the stop in Saudi Arabia, Mr. Trump is planned to visit Israel, the West Bank, the Vatican and Belgium.

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