You'd think that Trump, as an alleged anti-establishment outsider who wants (or said he wants) ISIS quickly defeated, would know this and wish to turn his back on and shun Saudi Arabia.
But apparently not.
Apparently Trump wants a strong Saudi Arabia.
I'm sure someone said that it was all gonna be diff'rent under Trump...
The United States wants to see a strong Saudi Arabia, Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said during talks Wednesday aimed at reinvigorating the Riyadh-Washington alliance.
Mattis, meeting the most powerful figures in the Saudi capital, also hinted that President Donald Trump could visit the kingdom, a longtime US ally which has welcomed Washington's firmer line against common adversary Iran.
"It is in our interest to see a strong Saudi Arabia," Mattis said at the start of talks with Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the defence minister, pointing to the country's "military security services and secret services."
[source : Trump may visit Saudi Arabia, says Mattis, Arabian Business, http://www.arabianbusiness.com/trump-may-visit-saudi-arabia-says-mattis--671433.html, 20th April 2017]