Some in Arab world look forward to Trump’s presidency

After sharing in the world’s shock at the election of Donald Trump, some Arab commentators have started to put a positive spin on his impending ascendance to the most powerful position on the planet. They even seem to be willing to forgive or forget his anti-Muslim stance taken during the campaign.

“He did indeed make controversial and radical statements, but probably that was more of a case of showmanship than conviction. He may not be perfect, but who is?” wrote Hassan Abu Nimah in the Jordan Times.


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