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Trump Calls U.S. an Egyptian ‘Ally’ and Compliments Sisi

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Trump Calls U.S. an Egyptian Ally


President Donald Trump said Monday his buildup of the U.S. military would help Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi fight terrorism as the two met at the White House for their first summit of the Trump presidency.

“We are rejuvenating our military to the highest level,” Trump said in a brief appearance before reporters ahead of a series of meetings and lunch. “You have a great friend and ally in the United States and me.”