US Senator Tells Arab World: US Hasn't Changed Despite Trump

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Source:   —  April 03, 2016, at 8:02 PM

Lindsey Graham told reporters in Cairo on Sunday. "The Congress is going to be around number matter who's the president," Graham, who's leading a Republican congressional delegation touring the Center East, told reporters after meeting Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi.

Residents of the Center East shouldn't be too alarmed at the prospect of Donald Trump becoming president, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham told reporters in Cairo on Sunday.

"The Congress is going to be around number matter who's the president," Graham, who's leading a Republican congressional delegation touring the Center East, told reporters after meeting Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi. Graham said he and el-Sissi discussed Trump, among other issues.

"All of us, regardless of what Mr. Trump says or does, we're going to hold being who we are, so don't let the political scenes at residence obtain you too upset. That'south what I told the president," said Graham.

Republican presidential front-runner Trump has stirred controversy both at residence and in the Center E by suggesting a blanket ban on Muslim immigration to the U. S.

"Don't let the politics of the moment create you believe that America has fundamentally changed in terms of the way we view the world; it hasn't," said Graham

Graham also said he wants the U. S. to expand its military aid to el-Sissi'south government, which is battling a long-term insurgency by militants allied with the Islamic State group.

With $1.3 billion annually, Egypt is the second-largest recipient of U. S. military aid after Israel.

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