President Trump Meets Prince al Khalifa, of Bahrain

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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Remarks by President Trump and His Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad bin Isa al Khalifa, Crown Prince of Bahrain Before Bilateral Meeting

Oval Office

11:12 A.M. EST

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Well, thank you very much. It’s my great honor to have the Crown Prince of Bahrain in the Oval Office. We’re doing a lot of business. They’re buying a lot of things. I heard $9 billion is thrown about. That’s a very nice trip and we appreciate it.

We’ve had a long relationship and a great relationship, and it will only get better. I can tell you they’ve been, and you have been, a great friend. And we appreciate it very much, and we appreciate you being at the White House.

HIS HIGHNESS PRINCE SALMAN: Thank you, Mr. President. It’s a great honor to be here. This is a very important trip for us. And indeed, we are building on a hundred years relationship between the Kingdom of Bahrain and the United States of America. And the peoples of both countries have benefitted from this relationship, and we continue to seek ways to strengthen that.

And thank you, Mr. President, for honoring me with this meeting.

PRESIDENT TRUMP: It’s a great honor, believe me. Thank you very much. Thank you, everybody.

Q Do you want Rex Tillerson on the job, Mr. President?

PRESIDENT TRUMP: He’s here. Rex is here.

Q He’s here. Do you want him to stay —

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Thank you very much, everybody. Thank you.

END

11:13 A.M. EST