Trump’s Islamophobic fans were outraged at the events during his first stop in a 9-day worldwide tour in Saudi Arabia such as the ceremonial bow to the Saudi King to be awarded a medal and the courtesy speech to express gratitude.
Trump’s Core Fans Feel Betrayed
One of Trump’s most ardent supporters and alt-right hardliner Roger Stone took to Twitter immediately to vent his frustration.
— Roger Stone (@RogerJStoneJr) May 20, 2017
Other Trump supporters spent the entire weekend analyzing the president’s every move and gesture during the visit. Most of them believe Trump just sold out America to terrorists.
Trump fans were appalled that the president refused to use expressions such as radical Islamic terrorism in his speech addressed to the Arab world. He used a lot the phrase “Radical Islamic Terrorism” on the campaign trail, so his fans were disgruntled.
Today is the day Donald Trump became President Cuck.
— Vic Berger IV (@VicBergerIV) May 21, 2017
Trump also blasted Hillary Clinton for opting for softer expressions such as “radical jihadist terrorism” or “Islamic extremism”. The latest phrase was used by Trump too in his speech Sunday:
That means honestly confronting the crisis of Islamic extremism, and the Islamists and Islamic terror of all kinds.
Islam – One of Humanity’s Great Faiths
Another detail that enraged his core supporters was his describing of Islam as one of the humanity’s “great faiths”. During the presidential campaign, Trump told CNN’s Anderson Cooper that Islam has an “unbelievable hatred” of the West. And this is what his core supporters expected from him to reiterate.
They wanted from Trump to “tell it like it is” in Saudi Arabia too, which is the home state of 15 out of 19 terrorists that orchestrated the 9/11 attacks and to maybe defend persecuted Christians in the Middle East.
Instead, the president suggested that if Islam, Christianity, and Judaism joined forces, world peace would be possible.
Twitter’s reaction was swift:
— Norway4TRUMP /GAB.ai (@Norway4Trump) May 21, 2017
Snip of Trump’s speech in KSA.
1) Islam does wage war against every other faith.
2) We can see faith of victims – a lot are “kafir.” pic.twitter.com/3nb95eT9B8
— PoliticallyDisinfect (@PCdisinfect) May 21, 2017
@mitchellvii Trump sounds just like a typical Washington cuck. The problem isn’t terrorism in general, the problem is Islam in particular.
— Fritz Pendleton (@fritz_pen) May 21, 2017