President Trump, Saudi Arabia, and a number of American corporations just had a massive, and for the corporations a very profitable love-in. From the Bionic Mosquito at lewrockwell.com:
The only U.S. president to make Saudi Arabia his first foreign visit…
Trump signed a mega-deal with Saudi Arabia:
Running parallel to Trump’s summit with Saudi King Salman on Saturday is a business forum that will include senior executives from about 45 U.S. companies. Defense contractors Lockheed Martin (LMT) and Raytheon (RTN) are due to attend. Also on the list: Boeing (BA), ExxonMobil (XOM), Dow Chemical (DOW), GE (GEK), Citigroup (C), Morgan Stanley (MS), oil services firms and investment groups.
Lockheed Martin President Marillyn Hewson praised the deal. “At Lockheed Martin, we are proud to be part of this historic announcement that will strengthen the relationship between the United States and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,” Hewson said in a statement.
Saudi Arabia’s state oil giant Saudi Aramco signed $50 billion of deals with 11 U.S. oil companies, including Haliburton, Jacob’s, Schlumberger, Emerson, Honeywell and McDermott International.
And to disabuse you of the notion that this is about jobs in the USA:
In the deal, Saudi Arabia agrees to buy military equipment from the United States and to hire American companies to build them in Saudi Arabia…
Enough of the enemies; let’s turn to the warmer side of the visit. The family:
Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner called the president of Lockheed Martin, a major supplier of U.S. military equipment, for a lower price for the radar system as part of the deal…
Spirits were high, with Kushner greeting national security adviser H.R. McMaster with a high-five…
And what is a presidential visit without a little humor thrown in?
On Sunday, Melania Trump will make some cultural visits, while Ivanka Trump plans to hold a roundtable session on “women’s economic empowerment.”
In Saudi Arabia! Get the joke?
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