Sisi’s view of Trump is in stark contrast to his view of Obama, who notoriously supported and emboldened the Muslim Brotherhood and jihadists domestically and abroad. Breitbart reported last June about the MB’s fifth column infiltration of the White House, and Egyptians during the overthrow of the Brotherhood regime denounced Obama’s support for it.
Following the overthrow of the former Muslim Brotherhood President Mohamed Morsi in 2013, Sisi said of Obama:
You left the Egyptians. You turned your back on the Egyptians, and they won’t forget that.
Sisi isn’t the only significant Middle East leader to praise Trump’s tough approach to jihad terror. Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman referred to Trump as a “strong president” in the fight against Iran, although that statement was likely motivated by the Sunni-Shia conflict, and doesn’t reflect any genuine opposition to jihad terror on Saudi Arabia’s part.
“‘Special Report’ Exclusive: Egyptian president says Trump has ‘true understanding’ of terrorism”, Fox News, April 5, 2017:
Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi told Fox News’ Bret Baier in an exclusive interview Wednesday that President Trump has a “true understanding” of the realities in the Middle East when it comes to terrorism, drawing an apparent contrast with the policies of the Obama administration.
“In fact many things over the last four years occurred and caused many, many problems,” El-Sisi said. “That’s a fact. The region is paying a very heavy price for that.”
El-Sisi also described Trump as a “unique personality” and said he had “every confidence of unprecedented success” for the American president.
“There is a true understanding of realities in the region,” El-Sisi said, when asked about changes under the new administration. “And there is seriousness and responsible actions in facing extremism and terrorism in the region. And that’s a wonderful thing indeed…