Columnist Charles Krauthammer said Tuesday on “special report with Bret Baier” that President Trump will have a major step forward in the global fight against terrorism by helping to lead a summit of Arab States will meet during his visit to Saudi Arabia at the beginning of this week.
Krauthammer said that the remarks in front of the Gulf cooperation Council summit, could help the White house build a stronger relationship with the Sunni Arabs, who make up the majority of the Saudis, while predominantly Shiite Iran as a global threat.
“Essentially, what trump is a farce, a coalition of Sunni Arabs together,” said Krauthammer. “The first goal is the fight against the Shiite threat to fight the civil war within Islam between the Shiites and the Sunnis, between Persians and Arabs. But there was a second message-and that is in the fight against the Sunni radicals among them. Al-Qaeda and ISIS are Sunni radicals, and they are not the Iranians, not the Shiites.”
“I think, after 50 years, it is time, from the Saudis with their wealth to spread their radical Wahhabi ideology by the Quranic schools, in the entire Muslim world,” he said. “Now we see the fruits of generations later. The Saudis understand the irony of what you have done. And I think this could be the beginning of the Saudis and other Sunni radical Nations, spread their radical ideology, reining it back, and that would be an important step.”