President Trump lands in Saudi Arabia as controversies swirl at home
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- President Donald Trump was lavished with extravagant royal pomp Saturday during his first stop abroad as president, an elaborate start to a trip meant to bolster international partnerships but which aides now hope can reset a scandal-pocked narrative back home. Trump's stop in an enthusiastic Saudi capital is the first in a nine-day, five-country swing across the Middle East and Europe.