Trump: Saudi Arabia has agreed to pay for everything we do to help
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“We are sending additional troops to Saudi Arabia, they are a good ally… a very important player in the Middle East, and our relations have been very good as they buy our products worth hundreds of billions of dollars, not just military equipment.” Trump told reporters on Friday.
He added that the value of military equipment is "about $ 110 billion, which means millions of jobs."
“We are sending troops and others to the Middle East to help Saudi Arabia. But are you ready? "Saudi Arabia has agreed to my request to pay for everything we do to help it, and we appreciate it very much." Trump added.
Less than a day after President Donald Trump bragged to supporters at a campaign-style rally in Minnesota Thursday that he was working hard to bring U.S. soldiers home from foreign wars, the Pentagon announced Friday that 1,800 troops and advanced weapons systems have been ordered to Saudi Arabia—a move critics decried as both hypocritical and deeply dangerous.
The announcement came 24 hours after the president tweeted that he was "trying to end the ENDLESS WARS" and told the crowd at his Minnesota rally that he was resisting elements of his administration insistent on keeping the U.S. military in the Middle East.
"Remember when Donald Trump tweeted that he was 'trying to end the endless wars?' That was yesterday," Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), one of the frontrunners for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020, said on Twitter. "Today he's sending thousands of troops, warplanes, and missiles to his dictator friends in Saudi Arabia to escalate military tensions with Iran."
The Pentagon announced earlier in the day to send an additional 3,000 military to Saudi Arabia after the attacks on oil facilities in the Kingdom.