WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump on Tuesday met with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman at the White House on Tuesday where President Trump showed off giant chart highlighting Saudi Arabia’s massive US military buys.
One board titled “12.5 BILLION IN FINALIZED SALES TO SAUDI ARABIA” displayed photos planes, missiles, tanks, ships and details of military equipment munitions that Saudis has bought from US manufacturers.
It was “peanuts” for the oil-rich kingdom, Trump joked before cameras in the Oval Office.
In opening remarks before a meeting with crown Prince, Trump crowed about the massive defense deals signed between the Saudi Arabia and the US.
Trump asked the 32-year-old crown prince to share the kingdom’s wealth and create American jobs by continuing to purchase American-made weapons.
“Saudi Arabia is a very wealthy nation, and they’re going to give the United States some of that wealth, hopefully in the form of jobs, in the form of the purchase of the finest military equipment anywhere in the world,” Trump told reporters.
“There’s nobody even close, as I said before, when it comes to the missiles and the planes and all of the military equipment,” Trump said. “There’s nobody that even comes close to us in terms of technology and the quality of the equipment, and Saudi Arabia appreciates that.”