Transcript for Trump makes his way to Saudi Arabia
At this hour, the president is in the air on his way to Saudi Arabia. Nine days, five countries. Will his words during the campaign play a role? And how will he explain the headlines at home to the world leaders he's meeting with? Here's Cecilia Vega. Reporter: When president trump arrives in the morning, this will greet him. Streets lined with American flags, giant billboards showing his face with the Saudi king. We just landed, most of the white house press corps flying ahead of the president. The president hoping to send a message to the Muslim world by making this his first stop. But the chaos at home is casting a shadow. And his comments from the political trail hurting, too. I think Islam hates us. There's a tremendous hatred. Reporter: Nine days, five countries. From Saudi Arabia, the birthplace of Islam, to Israel, then the Vatican. The pope and the president meeting for the first time, following their public clash over the border wall last year. I am a Christian. I'm proud of it. For a religious leader to question a person's faith is disgraceful. And Cecilia, the white house sees this first foreign trip as a chance to reset. But the president told me yesterday, he's aware the world leaders are watching. Reporter: Yes, and in fact, Jared Kushner has been working on this trip since day one. I'm told the highlight will be a speech where the president talks about extremism. But the chaos is following him right here to Saudi Arabia. Thank you. And we have new reporting about the driver who barreled
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