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Trump praises Saudi king after crackdown

  • President Donald Trump suggested in a tweet that he approves of the crackdown in Saudi Arabia.
  • Over the weekend, Saudi Arabia's King Salman arrested a number of royals and businessmen.
Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud shakes hands with U.S. President Donald Trump during a reception ceremony in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, May 20, 2017.
Bandar Algaloud | Courtesy of Saudi Royal Court | Reuters
Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud shakes hands with U.S. President Donald Trump during a reception ceremony in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, May 20, 2017.

President Donald Trump praised Saudi Arabia's King Salman Bin Abdulaziz in a Tweet on Monday, days after the Saudi leader removed a number of prominent officials in an anti-corruption crackdown.

Over the weekend, King Salman arrested a number of royals and businessmen. Officials have called it an anti-corruption initiative, while some outsiders have criticized it as a power move.

Regardless, Trump backed the king on Monday.