Trump's deal with Saudis stands to benefit American workers

The Times:
Saudi Arabia is offering President Trump investment in America’s decaying infrastructure and industry worth tens of billions of dollars as a sweetener for arms deals and better relations between the two countries.

Mohammed bin Salman, the deputy crown prince and in effect the prime minister, made the offer during a visit to Washington this year, sources said. Mr Trump is hoping that the money will be invested in the “rust belt” states whose support helped to propel him to the White House.

Estimates of the sums involved range from $40 billion to $200 billion — in addition to current and future arms deals valued at $300 billion, which will be announced during Mr Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia, which starts today.
This looks like a reversal from just a few years ago when OPEC was causing a massive wealth transfer from the US to the Middle East.  The proposed arms deal will help the Saudis fend off Iranian aggression in the region and build up their defenses against a potential nuclear attack from Iran at the end of Obama's bad deal with Iran in a few years.

This has the making of a mutually beneficial deal that will help create jobs in this country.


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