Trump receives Uhuru Kenyatta

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                                               Jill Dougherty

US President Donald Trump on Monday hosted his Kenyan counterpart President Uhuru Kenyatta at the White House in the first ever bilateral talks between the two leaders which focused on tourism, trade relations and security.

The New York Times offers a similar report. And we're working very much on security right now. "There's violence. When you look at Antifa and you look at some of these groups - these are violent people", the president said at the Monday meeting.

Trump says the government in recent years has tried to undermine religious freedom, but those days are over.

Trump also repeated a familiar lie and talking point to evangelicals that he'd gotten "rid of" the Johnson Amendment - a decades-old law restricting direct political activity by non-profits and religious institutions.




Trump acknowledged pro-Trump Southern Baptist preacher Robert Jeffress in the crowd.

"There has been dramatic change across the African continent where people are beginning to get a better understanding of themselves, who they are and where they want to be", said Uhuru.

The President's trip to the United States comes weeks before the Kenya Airways inaugural direct flight between Nairobi and the U.S. in October. But even if they were true, some of these allegations, I mean, obviously, we don't support extramarital affairs, we don't support hush money payments, but what we do support are these president's excellent policies, ' he told the network. "You couldn't say Merry Christmas", Trump said. They however did not take any questions, with Trump particularly bombarded with questions about Senator John McCain's death.

'The level of hatred, the level of anger is very unbelievable, ' Trump said.

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