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Trump: King Salman is a wise man who wants ‘rapid’ improvements

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US President Donald Trump said that Saudi Arabia’s King Salman is a “wise man” during both his visits to Jerusalem and Brussels, adding that the Saudi King wants to see “things get much better rapidly.”

Trump highlighted the need to fight terrorism in order to stop attacks similar to what took place in Manchester during a news conference at NATO Summit in Brussels on Thursday.

“The recent attack on Manchester and the United Kingdom demonstrates the depths of the evil we face with terrorism,” Trump said.

“Terrorism must be stopped in its tracks or the horror you saw in Manchester and so many other places will continue forever. We must be tough, we must be strong and we must be vigilant.”

He asserted that the US will never back down from its determination to defeat terrorism and achieve security, prosperity and lasting peace.

Asked by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker as they began talks in front of a battery of cameras if he was tired, Trump said he had “covered a lot of countries, lot of leaders, some great leaders.”

Prompted by European Council President Donald Tusk, who called images of the Saudi visit “spectacular”, Trump replied: “It was very spectacular. I don't think there was ever anything like that.”

“I think that was beyond anything anyone's ever seen,” Trump added.

(With Reuters)