Saudis Rejoice Over ‘Death’ of Obama’s Policies

Trump’s first regional stop in Saudi Arabia showed how much Obama was disliked in the Middle East

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Israel was not the only country in the Middle East happy to see Barack Obama out of the White House.

President Donald Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia over the weekend served as a very public slap in the face of his predecessor.

And it was the Saudis, not Trump, who delivered the blow.

Saudi newspapers Okaz and Al-Madina noted that there was a lot of frustration with Obama's defeatist policies regarding Iran, and that Saudi Arabia sees Trump as heralding a new era of strength in the face of such enemies.

Al-Sharq al-Awsat, a Saudi-owned newspaper published in London, went a step further, publishing a caricature of a wreath being laid at a tombstone reading "Obama's Policies."

In the days leading up to his trip, a number of regional officials, like the Foreign Minister of Bahrain, said that Trump understands the Middle East far better than Obama could ever hope to.

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