Leid Stories—Trump Talks Peace, But Fans the Flames of War—05.23.17

President Trump wraps up his “Peace in the Middle East” tour today, heading next to the Vatican and Rome. Surely his theme and demeanor will change by the time he gets there. Pope Francis had said of him, without naming him directly: “A person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not Christian.”

Trump’s tour, he said, is an attempt to build bridges—for peace, trade, and war against “radical Islamist terrorism.”

Today on Leid Stories we look at how Trump conveyed his message of engagement to the Muslim world and to Israel.

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