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America is back! Trump has the courage to confront Muslim leaders about terror in HOME RUN speech

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President Donald Trump spoke Sunday before the leaders of 50 Muslim countries on terrorism and challenges the Middle East faces.

…and Trump put the responsibility of stopping radical Islam on these leaders.

“Muslim majority countries must take the lead in combating radicalization,” said the president, while praising King Salman bin Abdulaziz for his “powerful leadership.”

Trump struck a noticeable contrast with his predecessor, former President Barack Obama, in the speech from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

“We’re not here to lecture,” he insisted. “We’re not here to tell other people how to live.”

The president said the U.S. was there to “offer partnership, based on shared interests,” and that they must all be united “in pursuing the one goal that transcends every other consideration.”

“That goal is to meet history’s great test, to conquer extremism,” Trump said.

Standing in the lion’s den, Trump insisted there can be “no coexistence” with Islamic terrorism, saying “this is a battle between good and evil.”

“Every time a terrorist murders an innocent person and falsely invokes the name of God, it should be an insult to every person of faith,” he told the room. “Terrorists do not worship God, they worship death.”

The president said “America is prepared to stand” with the nations of the Middle East in the battle against terrorism, but he put the onus squarely on their shoulders.

“Terrorism has spread all across the world, but the path to peace begins right here on this ancient soil, in this sacred land,” Trump said.

“The nations of the Middle East cannot wait for American power to crush this enemy for them,” he added. “The nations of the Middle East will have to decide what kind of future they want for themselves, for their countries, and for their children.”

“Muslim-majority countries must take the lead in combating radicalization.”

And he was clear on what the consequences are, should the world fail.

“If we do not stand in uniform condemnation of this killing, then not only will we be judged by our people, not only will we be judged by history, but we will be judged by God,” Trump said.

Trump did not let Iran off the hook in his remarks, saying: “For decades, Iran has fed the flames of sectarian conflict and terror.”

Based on the reactions from supporters on social media, the speech may have been President Trump’s best to date.

Here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:

https://twitter.com/RealJeremyNolt/status/866311435890163712

https://twitter.com/BrianDa42791901/status/866322285405384704

https://twitter.com/figtree_tx/status/866322199828996096

https://twitter.com/_Makada_/status/866300947248578561

https://twitter.com/MeekKristy/status/866310045818138624

https://twitter.com/riyasharma266/status/866307781921349632

Tom Tillison

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