Trump begins first overseas trip as commander-in-chief

In Saudi Arabia, Trump takes part in a ceremonial dance after accepting a gold medal welcome; he and the Saudi King sign a $110 billion arms deal.
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And good evening. Thanks for joining us on this Saturday. I'm Tom llamas. We begin with president trump abroad. His first overseas trip as commander in chief. The president and first lady arriving in Saudi Arabia, after an overnight flight on air force one. Melaina trump not wearing the traditional headscarf. The 45th president taking part in a ceremonial dance. President trump and the Saudi king signing a $110 billion arms deal. The trip kicking off an eight-day international odyssey with the president still facing mounting pressure back here at home. Cecilia Vega starting off us off if Riyadh. Reporter: Participating in a traditional Saudi dance, typically a cymbal of peace after a hard-fought war. Men fighting with him in that battle back in Washington, secretary of state Rex tillerson and commence secretary Wilbur Ross right here today, too, dancing with swords. Never before has a American president set foot on Saudi Arabia. The Saudi king personally greeting the president and firstly day. Melania trump forgoing a he headscarf following in the foot steps of first lady Michelle Obama. Among her critics at the time, Donald Trump who tweeted we have enough enemies. Today the Saudis bestowing on the trump the kingdom's highest honor. But what he's not seeing as a woman here in Saudi Arabia I wouldn't be able to go through this door of McDonald's. I would have to go through this door. It's completely segregated. President trump is not expected in a public way to address human rights oar women's rights on this trip. We tried to ask the secretary of state why. Can we expect president trump to address women's rights on this trip? No answer. Also not being talked the campaign trail comments on Islam. I think Islam hates us. There's something, tremendous hatred or the Muslim ban. Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of muslims entering the United States. Reporter: In president trump the Saudis see a ally willing to be tougher on Iran. Today, president trump and the Saudis cut their first deal of the trip. In order to buy $350 billion in U.S. Military equipment and services over the next decade. After a week of his worst headlines since taking office, the president chaukd it up to a good day. That was a tremendous day. I want to thank you and Saudi Arabia, but hundreds of billion dollars of investments into the United States. Jobs, jobs, jobs. Cecilia joins us now from Riyadh. We saw in your piece the incredible welcome he's receiving, but tomorrow president trump is expected to deliver a big speech to the Muslim world he'll be talking about extremism which was one of the most controversial topics during the campaign. Reporter: It absolutely was. The big question, here in the birthplace of Islam, will he say the words radical islamic terror. He's been working on this speech with Stephen Miller, behind the travel ban. And advisers tell us tomorrow's speech will take a softer tone. Following the president around his trip to the middle East, several damaging stories

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