US President, Donald Trump, has touched down in Saudi Arabia on Saturday morning as he sought to escape, if just briefly, the scandals and the chaos that have engulfed his administration back home.
Stepping off Air Force One in 38 degrees Celsius heat with his wife Melania, Mr Trump and his entourage received a red-carpet welcome from Saudi King Salman.
Trump’s visit is aimed at building stronger partnerships to combat terrorism in the region. He’s also hoping to move past the controversies engulfing his administration. He’s the only American president to make Saudi Arabia, or any majority Muslim country, his first stop overseas as president.