Trump granted Islamic Order by Saudi king

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President Trump receives the Order of Abdulaziz al Saud medal from King Salman at the Saudi Royal Court.

Trump2 Donald Trump bow before the head of the Islamic kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The Order of King Abdulaziz is a Saudi-Arabian Order of Merit. The order was named after Abdulaziz Al Saud, founder of the modern Saudi state.

Abdulaziz ibn Abdul Rahman ibn Faisal ibn Turki ibn Abdullah ibn Muhammad Al Saud (Arabic: ‫عبد العزيز بن عبد الرحمن آل سعود‬‎‎, ‘Abd al-‘Azīz ibn ‘Abd ar-Raḥman Āl Sa‘ūd; 15 January 1875[1] – 9 November 1953), usually known within the Arab world as Abdulaziz, and in the West as Ibn Saud, was the first monarch and founder of Saudi Arabia, the “third Saudi state”.

Despite the friendly history between the United States and Saudi Arabia, the over-the-top, pro-Trump euphoria here is remarkable for a country whose monarchs have sometimes clashed with Washington, and whose…

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