Washington: US President Donald Trump said that Saudi Arabia will pay everything US is doing for it. He told this while speaking to journalists outside the White House.
According to the White House website, when he was asked, why he was sending more troops to Saudi Arabia when he had just said it’s a mistake to be in the Middle East? US president said, “So we’re sending more troops to Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia is a very good ally, from the standpoint that we get along with them very well — a very important player in the Middle East.”
He added, “The relationship has been very good. And they buy hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth of merchandise from us, not only military equipment. In military equipment, about $110 billion. It’s millions of jobs.”
Saying that ‘we are sending troops and other things to the Middle East to help Saudi Arabia’ Donald Trump asserted, “Saudi Arabia, at my request, has agreed to pay us for everything we’re doing. That’s a first.”
“But Saudi Arabia — and other countries, too, now — but Saudi Arabia has agreed to pay us for everything we’re doing to help them. And we appreciate that” he added.