Trump tells Sisi US is a friend, not just an ally

Casey Mills
September 23, 2016

On Monday, Trump held talks with Egypt's leader Abdel Fattah el-Sisi in New York City on the sidelines of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly.

Egypt s President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi addresses the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly at the UN headquarters in NY on September 20, 2016.

'I will say with all of the folks being in NY, I made a lot of calls from a lot of different people on the basis that I'm doing well and, you know, they seem to think it's important to maybe meet me, ' Trump said.

Asked again about Trump, Ayotte said: "Well I think that whoever's elected president, we're going to trust them with all the responsibilities of commander in chief, absolutely".

That was a dig at the proposals of Trump, who has said he would bar immigration from nations with ties to terrorism.

It said the meeting between Clinton and Poroshenko addressed Russian incursions into Ukrainian territory.

The Egyptian President, Abdul-Fattah Al-Sisi, said that Libya is now suffering from a deep crisis.

In her meeting with El-Sisi, Clinton discussed ways of bolstering counterterrorism operations with Egypt, affirming her "commitment to defeating ISIS, to addressing foreign fighters, and to countering radicalisation", according to a press release by her campaign.

Throughout various rallies Trump supporters have also shown clear hostility towards opponents, often assaulting or kicking them out, even young children.

Clinton's campaign seized on the public back-and-forth between the Mexican leader and Trump, with the Democratic nominee calling it Trump's "embarrassing worldwide incident". Putin, who Trump has spoken of favorably in the recent past, is not expected to attend this year's General Assembly.

Some Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives have since accused the Obama administration of abandoning its support of Egypt's government in its battle against Islamic militants. He expressed great respect for Egypt's history and the important leadership role it has played in the Middle East.

The initial probe into foreign funding had been launched amid a crackdown against civil society groups following the 18-day uprising that ousted president Hosni Mubarak in early 2011 and left the military in charge. But in an interview with CNN's Erin Burnett that will air Wednesday night, Sisi suggested that the Republican nominee doesn't mean what he says about that whole "Muslim ban" thing.

Hillary Clinton says she understands how to fight terrorism and is the only candidate running for president who "has been part of the hard decisions to take terrorists off the battlefield".

Clinton's meeting with Abe comes at a time of increased tensions in Asia following North Korea's latest nuclear weapons test. While he was defense minister, al-Sisi oversaw and publicly defended the August 2013 massacre of sit-in protesters in Cairo's Rabaa al-Adawiya Square and other locations, which killed up to 1,000 people.

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