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CNN's Zakaria: Trump's Speech Had Empathy People Look For

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By    |   Monday, 22 May 2017 06:52 PM

Fareed Zakaria on Monday said President Donald Trump's speech in Saudi Arabia had "the kind of empathy and nuance that people look for."

"It was nuanced; it was frankly the kind of speech that President Obama could have given," Zakaria told CNN's "Newsroom," praising "both the symbolism and . . . the substance."

"Because ultimately what you're trying to do is convince these Muslim countries to, in some way, take on, battle, expel – as President Trump said – the scourge of Islamic terrorism."

Trump urged Middle East countries Sunday to take action.

"A better future is only possible if your nations drive out the terrorists and extremists," the president said. "Drive. Them. Out. Drive them out of your places of worship. Drive them out of your communities. Drive them out of your holy land, and drive them out of this earth."

British TV personality Piers Morgan called Trump's speech "bold and courageous," while Elliot Abrams, who served in foreign policy positions for President Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush said Trump "comes out looking better, not only as presidential, but as reaching out to Muslim leaders from around the world."

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