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Putting the context of [Trump's speech in Saudi Arabia] aside, the imagery is striking: Here is Donald Trump in the birthplace of Islam speaking to Muslim leaders from across the world, and the Koran is bring recited before he gives his address...That's at least somewhat positive in showing that he's going out of his way to address Muslim leaders in a way that's not overly antagonistic.
"[Trump] doesn't have to say happy things about Islam to sell [Saudi Arabia] on the partnership." But if he says anything to alienate Muslims, it could "make it harder for Muslim countries to partner with us."