Trump says Mideast trip paid off with crackdown on funding ‘extremism’

US President Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday his trip to the Middle East was “already paying off” as regional leaders followed through on their promise to take a hard line on funding militant groups.

“So good to see the Saudi Arabia visit with the King and 50 countries already paying off. They said they would take a hard line on funding extremism, and all reference was pointing to Qatar. Perhaps this will be the beginning of the end to the horror of terrorism!” Trump said in a series of Twitter posts.