A SWING AND A MISS FOR NY YANKEES ANNOUNCER JOHN STERLING

A SWING AND A MISS FOR NY YANKEES ANNOUNCER JOHN STERLING

Legendary NY Yankees announcer John Sterling is known for the nicknames he gives players after they hit homeruns. “BERN BABY BERN!” he’d yell after a Bernie Williams blast. “IT’S AN ABOMB….FROM AROD!” after Alex Rodriguez left the yard.

In fact, one of the most fun aspects of the Yankees acquiring a new high profile hitter is guessing what John Sterling’s homerun call will be for that player.

Speculation about this has even taken up significant space in newspaper columns and eaten up time on local television and radio.

So, naturally, when the Yankees acquired 2017 NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton, everybody was eagerly anticipating Sterling’s call for him.

Stanton gave us the answer early, homering in his very first at bat as a Yankee. Stanton did not disappoint at all in his debut, adding a second homerun to his stat line later in the game.

Sterling on the other hand? He disappointed greatly.

“Giancarlo, non si puo stoparlo!”

In Italian, that means, Giancarlo, you cannot be stopped.

That is fine, but the call is a dud.

Some have suggested this is because Stanton is not Italian. Na, who cares about that? If the phrase works, it works, no matter what the player’s ethnicity is.

The reason the call fails, is because it is not a commonly used phrase and does not roll off the tongue.

Sterling says he will not change it and that is his prerogative.

And as long as the Yankees are winning and Stanton is playing well, I do not think anybody — including Stanton himself — will care.

But it is disappointing that Sterling swung so hard and missed so badly on this one.

Oh well, there’s always next time.

PROTECTING PATIENTS FROM MASSIVE OUT OF NETWORK COSTS IS A GOOD IDEA BUT NJ MUST AMEND ITS CURRENT BILL WHICH INTENDS TO DO THAT

PROTECTING PATIENTS FROM MASSIVE OUT OF NETWORK COSTS IS A GOOD IDEA BUT NJ MUST AMEND ITS CURRENT BILL WHICH INTENDS TO DO THAT

There is an important vote on the horizon in the New Jersey state Senate that should be of interest to everybody nationwide, because it could potentially serve as a model for other states.

S-485 is a bill intended to grapple with the exceedingly high costs of out of network care for patients. The bill is a good idea and well-intentioned, which is why so many physicians support the transparency and disclosure requirements included in it.

However, before it passes, there are issues that need to be resolved in order to avoid some potentially egregious issues.

For starters, the dispute resolution mechanism in the bill is badly skewed in favor of insurers. It allows them to skimp on payment to doctors, but does nothing to guarantee the savings get passed on to patients.

Numerous insurers have spent millions on lobbying and advertising rather than on patient care and there is no mechanism in this bill to keep this from continuing to happen.

Hospital and physician costs have risen at a marginal rate of less than 2% while insurance premiums have continued to go up at record rates. This indicates an increase in administrative costs and lucrative salaries at insurance companies rather than an honest accounting and best-practices attempt to properly serve patients.

Simply put, while the bill should pass in some form because it is necessary to protect patients from exorbitant out of pocket costs, the way it is curretly constructed does not accomplish that.

Fixes need to be made.

What kind of fixes? Here are some potential ideas:

-Ensure arbitrators use market based charged data when issuing decisions. The unilateral use of health insurance payer payment methodology in arbitration would allow health insurance carriers to revert to deceptive business practices which were outlawed in New Jersey years ago.

-Get rid of the parts of the bill that permit federally-regulated plans to “opt in” to state arbitration.

– Make the process of granting waivers for patient cost sharing far easer, since it would allow physicians to help their indigent patients get care.

-Get rid of punitive measures for struggling to properly adhere to difficult payment plans. These plans should be easy to understand and easy to comply with.

As a doctor myself, I want what is best for patients and patient care.

I understand insurance companies need to make a profit, but patients are getting crushed with out of network costs and this bill needs to be put in place to stop that from happening.

This current bill is flawed, but worth fixing.

I have great faith in the men and women of New Jersey state government to realize the shortcomings of the bill and make the appropriate changes for the good of the hard working men and women of the garden state.

I have no doubt that in the end, they will do the right thing and put the needs of patients first.

IS YOUR VENDETTA AGAINST THE PRESIDENT REALLY WORTH CRUSHING THE LITTLE GUY?

IS YOUR VENDETTA AGAINST THE PRESIDENT REALLY WORTH CRUSHING THE LITTLE GUY?

I keep hearing liberals are champions of the “little guy.” But this uproar over Trump Hotel in Washington, DC has honestly got me wondering if that is nothing more than a marketing ruse.

Boycotts have been called for and some even want to shut the hotel down simply because it has the Trump name attached.

Of course, this would not really hurt Donald Trump. The man is a billionaire and one hotel going out of business would not do much to negatively impact the president’s bottom line.

But it sure would financially cripple the hundreds of employees who make their living and pay their bills working at the hotel.

I hear complaints about conflict of interest, and while I understand the concern, again, look at what that hotel really means to the presidents bottom line. It is a blip on the radar.

And take a look at what a room costs at that hotel as opposed to others in similar areas of DC. For that amount of money, do you really think anybody is buying influence? Lobbyists toss around millions daily, but a few hundred bucks for a hotel room is going o get the job done?

I don’ think so.

I personally think the president should just sell the hotel altogether so there is not even an appearance of impropriety.

But to think it makes any difference in terms of favors or how policy is set is just ridiculous.

As I said, in terms of buying favors, worry about the big money from K Street, not some small potatoes mini-bar charges in a hotel room.

But beyond that, if you actually do care about the “little guy,” then stop trying to hurt him by attempting to get this hotel shutdown just because you do not like the president.

These are real people with real lives, real families, and real bills.

Your vendetta should not extend to them.

So, if you really care about the average person, stop wasting your time on trivial nonsense like hotels, and focus on policies you think will help improve their lives.

It’s what you say you stand for.

So stop hiding behind a bunch of angry anti-Trump bluster and propose real solutions that do not involve stripping working and middle class people of their jobs at a hotel just because you despise seeing the owner’s name on the building.

STORMY DANIELS’ INTERVIEW DREW EYEBALLS, BUT CHANGED ZERO MINDS

STORMY DANIELS’ INTERVIEW DREW EYEBALLS, BUT CHANGED ZERO MINDS

Pornographic movie star Stephanie Clifford AKA “Stormy Daniels” lit the Internet and television sets on fire Sunday night on 60 Minutes talking about her alleged affair with current president Donald Trump back in 2006.

Ratings were incredibly high for the interview, as Daniels revealed the story of her affair with Donald Trump to the public.

The most salacious claim she made was that somebody threatened her in 2011, although she did not know who it was, and could not prove Donald Trump had anything to do with it even if the accusation is true.

Beyond that, I hate to sound like a jerk, but why exactly am I supposed to care about this story?

All due respect to Ms. Daniels, but while her story of spanking Donald Trump with a magazine is certainly entertaining, I fail to see what the big deal is.

Is it that the president had an affair a dozen years ago? I certainly think it is wrong to cheat on your wife, but I remember a time not so long ago when we were told repeatedly that what a president does in his personal life does not matter.

I guess the rules are different if you are a politician with a “D” next to your name.

Are we seeing an uproar because Ms. Daniels was asked to sign a non-disclosure agreement and given “hush” money? I hate to burst bubbles here, but that is not all that uncommon with rich and powerful people.

I have heard people suggest the president should be impeached over this which is beyond comical.

Like it or not, people knew this part of Donald Trump’s character. He was a public figure for decades and one of the most famous people in the world. Part of his persona was to openly brag about the “hot” women he had sex with.

So precisely why would anybody be surprised by this or care about it at all?

I understand if you do not like the president and simply want to get upset over everything he does. Fine. Not exactly a healthy way to live your life, but that is up to you.

But for the rest of America, an election was held and a choice was made.

Donald Trump, a billionaire real-estate mogul from NY who made no bones about being a womanizer won the presidency.

No matter how many women come out alleging past affairs with him, the victory he achieved last November still stands and he is not going anywhere.

And as much as I hate the phrase “already baked into the cake,” it really does apply here. Go poll Trump supporters and people who hate the man.
You are going to find that those who hated him already still do and those who support him still do.

Very few people care about this because they already knew this is the type of behavior President Trump exhibits and they made their pace with it. Be upset about that all you want, but it is the truth.

The Republicans may or may not lose the House later this year. They may or may not lose the Senate. Donald Trump may or may not be re-elected in 2020.

But I can promise you this: None of those results will have anything at all to do with Stormy Daniels.

DO NOT MAKE EXCUSES FOR GOVERNOR CUOMO’S INSENSITIVE REMARKS

DO NOT MAKE EXCUSES FOR GOVERNOR CUOMO’S INSENSITIVE REMARKS

I should never be surprised by any member of the Cuomo at this point. As the saying goes, expect the worst and you will never be disappointed.

This weekend was no exception.

NY Governor Andrew Cuomo was at a black church on Palm Sunday shamelessly attempting to pander — shameless pandering is the family way as his brother Chris proves on CNN everyday — when he delivered this line:

“I’m a Catholic. Catholics basically believe the same thing as Baptists believe. We just do it without the rhythm. But we try. We try. We are not as without rhythm as our Jewish brothers and sisters.”

Cuomo then compounded his stupidity by pointing out Democratic consultant Hank Sheinkopf, a former campaign adviser who is Jewish, who was sitting in the front row wearing a yarmulke.

“I was just watching Mr. Sheinkopf here in the front row, moving to the music. It was ugly. It was ugly.”

No, Governor, it was not ugly. What you said about Jews…..now THAT was ugly.

Then again, this is a member of the family that once sent out mailers explicity trashing former NYC Mayor Ed Koch using gay slurs “Vote for Cuomo not the homo,” so this kind of behavior should be expected.

Of course, there are already people making excuses for what Cuomo said. “Oh, come on, he was just making a joke,” they say. “He didn’t really mean it,” they say.

As a Jewish man, I find these excuses to be disgusting.

First of all, I will have you know that I can dance quite well, thank you.

Second, this was gross stereotype and there is no way it would have been acceptable in any other setting.

Don’t believe me?

Ok, let’s change the scenario. Let’s say Governor Cuomo was at Temple courting the Jewish vote and everybody watched a short video together. Then the Governor started talking and made a joke about how it was quiet in the Temple, which would not be the case at a black Church, because black people cannot be quiet during moves.

As soon as this we change this joke from a negative stereotype of Jewish people dancing to a negative stereotype of black people talking too loud at movies……it’s not so funny anymore, is it?

No, it is not. And nobody would be making excuses for it.

Cuomo went into a black church to quote a demographic he knows he has to fight for and in an attempt to come off as hip to them, made an ugly remark about another demographic he apparently does not seem to worry about attracting.

It is like when you make fun of a friend next to the quarterback of the football team to seem cool.
Quite frankly it was pathetic.

But he will get away with it, because people like him always do. Same as his father did before him.

If you’re powerful enough, connected enough, and have the right political affiliation, somehow stuff like this always goes away.

Well, it shouldn’t.

I’m constantly told we are living in a new era where people can no longer say bigoted things with impunity and expect to be free from consequences. I’d like to see the people of New York prove that to be true.

Governor Cuomo accidentally revealed his true feelings on Sunday. Message received.

But now it is time for a message to be sent right back to him on Election Day: Get lost. Goodbye. You’re fired!

YOU CAN BE AN IMPORTANT POLITICAL VOICE OR A DELICATE FLOWER WHO IS NOT TO BE QUESTIONED…….BUT YOU CANNOT BE BOTH

YOU CAN BE AN IMPORTANT POLITICAL VOICE OR A DELICATE FLOWER WHO IS NOT TO BE QUESTIONED…….BUT YOU CANNOT BE BOTH

The “March for Our Lives,” — an anti-gun rights march – went down yesterday in Washington, DC and once again I was struck by the conflict within myself between sympathy and annoyance.

For example, Parkland Survivor David Hogg is a teenager who has been through a horrific tragedy. I admire his desire to fight for change he believes in and think every American should do the same.

However, he has said things that are completely wrong, disgustingly incendiary, and quite frankly, boring talking points that he clearly does not even understand.

Case in point, over the past few days, he said being forced to bring books to school in a clear bag is a first amendment violation.

Um….it is?

Maybe you could attempt to make a case it violates the 4th amendment but the first amendment?

Then, here is he is at the march yesterday:

“When politicians say your voice does not matter because the NRA owns them, we say no more.”

“When politicians send their thoughts and prayers with no action, we say no more,” he added.

“Now is the time to come together…we can and we will change the world.”

These are nothing but nonsensical talking points combined with over the top vitriol for his ideological opponents (ie: f you don’t agree with me, you are owned by the NRA and want children to die…..which Hogg has accused the NRA of already).

Put simply, much like many of the other high profile students who have been the most vocal, Hogg is a teenager who really has no idea what he is talking about and is simply gleefully repeating catchphrases he heard to an audience that already agrees with him.

It is the dictionary definition of an echo chamber.

As I pointed out, though, the worst part here is that he continues to say completely false statements and make baseless accusations against his ideological opponents and nobody in the media is challenging him about it.

Like I said, I’m happy he is voicing his opinions but if he is going to be interviewed in media and wishes to advance a specific agenda, he should be held to account like anybody else.

I feel terribly for what he and his classmates went through, but if they want to be taken seriously as important voices for change, they need to be called out and taken to task when they are wrong.
They are either young people whose input is essential for moving America forward or they are delicate little flowers who must not be questioned, but they cannot be both.

Maybe you think I’m being too hard on these children and Hogg specifically.

Okay, here’s more evidence to back my assertion that the media is simply allowing this kind of emotion-based, logic-free insanity to pass without nary a word.

In television appearances over the past few weeks, Hogg said he does not blame the officer who did not enter the building despite hearing the shooting because who would want to go toe to toe with somebody who has an AR-15.

This actually happens plenty — the Alexandria VA Congressional baseball team shooter had a rifle and was taken out by handgun — but that is not the point. The point is this was a Sheriff’s Deputy (Scot Peterson) who was trained for this situation and it was his entire job.

This would be like saying you cannot blame a firefighter for not running into a burning building. Police work can be very dangerous and it is not for everybody, but those who accept the job must be willing to actually do it.

Scot Peterson refused.

Hogg then said — after stating that the local police should not be accountable — that Florida Governor Rick Scott should be. So, let me get this straight: the actual police department who messed up have no responsibility but the Governor, who had nothing to do with this does?

That makes zero sense. Actually, it makes less than zero sense.

Hogg also said Scott talking poorly of the local police was a political ploy to get re-elected — except Scott is not up for re-election.

Example after example keeps mounting, yet we are told to just shut up and let them say anything they want unopposed because they are children who have just been through a tragedy.

But enough is enough.

I am not saying anybody should be nasty to them. But refusing to push back on obvious falsehoods and ridiculous talking points is not doing Hogg or any of these other students any favors. We have been hearing about how these students have the right to speak about their concerns.

I agree. They have a constitutionally protected freedom to express themselves in any way they see fit.

But I also believe that if they are going to be seriously listened to about controversial political issues, they cannot be given special treatment.

PRESIDENT TRUMP SELECTS JOHN BOLTON TO BE NEW NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR

PRESIDENT TRUMP SELECTS JOHN BOLTON TO BE NEW NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR

Some of President Trump’s picks for advisory and cabinet posts have been controversial. That does not necessarily make them good or bad, it just means there is a major difference of opinion on whether or not they are the best choices the president could have made.

This is a common occurrence for any president. Quite frankly, it would be silly to expect otherwise, as ideological differences are the reasons we have elections in the first place.

However, John Bolton is one of those picks who has fervent supporters and loud detractors, even from his own side.

For me, personally, Bolton is a mixed bag. He checks all of the boxes necessary for the president’s National Security Adviser experience wise. He had a role in three different Presidential administrations including national security posts with both George H.W. Bush and George W Bush.

But Bolton is a hawk, and that is putting it mildly. One might say he is a neoconservative through and through.

Said Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), “He would be closer to John McCain’s foreign policy. John Bolton still believes the Iraq War was a good idea, he still believes regime change is a good idea, he still believes that nation-building is a good idea. My fear is that secret wars would be developing around the globe.”

Paul has a point and Bolton’s record is troubling for sure. The Iraq War was clearly a mistake and regime change is a policy that generally only leads to pain for both the country who invades and the country that was invaded.

That said, sometimes there is a need to get tough to bring about peace. Many were understandably nervous when the president got into an insult contest with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. However, that bluster appears to have gotten Trump and Kim to the negotiating table, something nobody ever would have imagined.

President Trump’s instincts appear to be less hawkish than others such as the aforementioned Senator McCain. But perhaps the president would be well-served with a group of people in his ear that have differing views so that he can be ;resented with a variety of options and does not end up in an echo chamber.

And while I may not share Bolton’s feverishly aggressive philosophy on foreign policy, there should always be room for a voice like his at the table. Sometimes aggressive military action is necessary, and you do not want a room filled with people who never want to take matters into their own hands if the situation warrants it. Bolton provides that voice for President Trump.

Plus, there is no question the president can benefit from having somebody with Bolton’s experience around. Nobody has questioned the man’s qualifications or experience. Just his judgment.
And while we can question Bolton’s judgment all we want, in the end there is no doubt who will be making the decisions.

President Trump is the one in charge.

President Trump should do what he always did as a businessman, listen to Bolton and everybody else around him, and then use the combined information and opinions to make the best decision possible.

And as a supporter of the president, I am confident that is exactly what he will do.

THE SAUDI CROWN PRINCE PROVIDES REASON FOR OPTIMISM

THE SAUDI CROWN PRINCE PROVIDES REASON FOR OPTIMISM

The Saudi government has long been a source of corruption and fascistic rule but to their credit, it seems as though they are finally trying to fix that.

The Crown Prince deserves a lot of credit for leading through bold action on this.

Some of the most connected business and political leaders in the country are being swept up as part of an anti-corruption probe, including Royal Family Members and executives.

Charges range from bribery to money laundering to extortion. Between this and the recent liberalizing of some Saudi laws — including women above a certain age being allowed to drive at certain times of day — Saudi Arabia seems to be headed in the right direction for the first time in a long time.

But there is a long history of failed reformers in the Middle East, covering countries like Iran and Iraq. Intentions always start out positive but whether or not the results end up that way is ultimately another matter.

And let’s remember Saudi Arabia’s long history of disgraceful behavior towards other countries. It wasn’t long ago that the Saudi national soccer team refused to observe a moment of silence for London terror victims during a game in Australia. I could use flowery language here, but I won’t. Instead, I will simply say it was as classless and disgusting as anything I’ve seen in a long time and it sickened me to my very core.

Over the years they have funded numerous bad acts and it is worth keeping in mind that a whopping 15 of the 19 9/11 hijackers were Saudi nationals. Plus, they still refuse to help one bit with the refugee crisis that is tearing their region apart.

As noted Middle Eastern scholar Daniel Pipes explains, “Saudi Arabia has many unique attractions for Sunni Muslims. To begin with, it has 100,000 high-quality, empty fiberglass tents that can house about 3 million people in Mina, just east of Mecca. Fireproof and air-conditioned, complete with toilets and kitchens, this unique resource is occupied a mere five days a year by pilgrims on the hajj.”

In demonstrating how little the Saudis have contributed here, Pipes notes that the amount of Syrians in that country is shockingly low: “One study, by Lori Plotkin Boghardt of the Washington Institute for Near Eastern Policy, estimates the number in the ‘low hundreds of thousands,’ say 150,000. That’s a small fraction of the over 4 million in Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan — and just 5 percent of the migrants who could be housed just in Mina’s splendid tents.”

So the ongoing reforms seem like a step in the right direction, but we must see how it all plays out. Over the years, I know our government has had strong ties to the Saudi Royal Family and that has made it difficult for any president to lean on them strongly.

President Trump got elected as a man of the people who would shatter norms and smash the established order in favor of doing what is right and just for the people of America and my hope was that one of the things he would do differently was lean on the Saudis for their bad behavior and put pressure on them to take in refugees.

I’m a supporter of the president, but to be honest, his actions thus far regarding the Saudis have been far too deferential and incredibly disappointing.

I know the saying “money talks” applies here, but are human rights really for sale? Does human decency really carry a price tag?

The answer should be no, but unfortunately, up until now, it has been yes. Simply put, Saudi Arabia has gotten away with things no poor country would have gotten away with and it is unconscionable.

Having said that, the corruption arrests and reforms appear to indicate these unconscionable abuses may be on the way out in Saudi Arabia.

The Crown Prince legitimately seems sincere in his quest to rid Saudi Arabia of corruption and make real reforms in the direction of improving the human rights of his citizens, including women who can now finally drive (under very restricted conditions, but it is a start).

The Saudis appear to finally be starting to move in a positive direction.

This is something we all should applaud the Crown Prince for and we should continue to monitor the situation with a sense of hopefulness for a change.

THE PEOPLE OF EGYPT HAVE A CHOICE TO MAKE AND IT IS AN EASY ONE: SISI ALL THE WAY

THE PEOPLE OF EGYPT HAVE A CHOICE TO MAKE AND IT IS AN EASY ONE: SISI ALL THE WAY

There is a leader in the Middle East who could be a key ally for the United States going forward but does not get talked about nearly enough.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.

I have personally been to Egypt befoe and after Sisi took power and can attest to the dramatic improvement I have seen with my own eyes.

Sisi is currently up for re-election and I believe it is imperative for the good of the world that he win.

Why?

Well, this is a man who rose up the ranks from the infantry corps to commanding a mechanized infantry division and Egypt’s northern military zone and occupied a high post in the Mubarek regime.

After Mubarek was removed from power in 2011, Sisi was elevated to director of military intelligence and began showing that he could truly be a force for good.

First, he agreed to have the Egyptian military stop using virginity tests on female detainees.

If you are unfamiliar with what a female virginity test is, trust me, it is every bit as horrific as you are thinking.

A year later, Presdent Morsy made Sisi minister of defense. He immediately fired a shot at the corrupt Egyptian government, forcing them to get their act together via an ultimatum that was not considered a coup.

After Morsy was removed from power, Mansour became President and Sisi was elevated again, this time to Prime Minister, while retaining his military post.

A year later, Sisi, who had risen up the ranks step by step, finally took his largest leap by running for president and winning. Again, he showed how much of an ally he could be for the United States here, winning on a platform that included destroying the Muslim Brotherhood.

Some of Sisi’s actions since then have been those of a potentially bold reformer, including pardoning over 100 prisoners, some of whom were journalists that had been imprisoned for simply being dissenting voices.

And the biggest clue of all that this is a man the United States can potentially work with? In April of last year, Sisi showed an openness to the idea of U.S./Egypt cooperation by visiting President Trump n the White House, becoming the first Egyptian President to go to the White House in seven years.

This is not to say that Sisi is perfect, but throughout his rise to the top post in Egypt, he has shown a willingness to listen, learn, and do what is right for his people. While other leaders have been stubborn, Sisi has rightfully shown he can be trusted by his people and has helped greatly in efforts to put Egypt on the right path.

There is no doubt that an amicable relationship with the United States is in Egypt’s best interest, just as it is in the United States’ best interest. Sisi clearly knows this, hence his visit to the White House last year. President Trump clearly knows this as well, hence his extending an invitation to Sisi.

Not to mention Sisi’s ability to work diplomatically with the Saudi Crown Prince, another positive sign for possible breakthroughs in the region.

Without mincing words here, the United States could use all the friends it can get in that region or at the very least, as many non-enemies as it can get. Sisi appears to be a man who could put Egypt into one of those two categories for President Trump. It is to both Presidents’ benefit that the two countries continue to progress towards a non-hostile relationship.

President Sisi could be a very important cog in the wheel of Middle Eastern diplomacy.

This is why I believe the Egyptian people MUST re-elect President Sisi.

Because Egypt, the United States, and the world in general, will likely be far better off due to his continued strong leadership.

THE PEOPLE OF EGYPT HAVE A CHOICE TO MAKE AND IT IS AN EASY ONE: SISI ALL THE WAY

There is a leader in the Middle East who could be a key ally for the United States going forward but does not get talked about nearly enough.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.

I have personally been to Egypt befoe and after Sisi took power and can attest to the dramatic improvement I have seen with my own eyes.

Sisi is currently up for re-election and I believe it is imperative for the good of the world that he win.

Why?

Well, this is a man who rose up the ranks from the infantry corps to commanding a mechanized infantry division and Egypt’s northern military zone and occupied a high post in the Mubarek regime.

After Mubarek was removed from power in 2011, Sisi was elevated to director of military intelligence and began showing that he could truly be a force for good.

First, he agreed to have the Egyptian military stop using virginity tests on female detainees.

If you are unfamiliar with what a female virginity test is, trust me, it is every bit as horrific as you are thinking.

A year later, Presdent Morsy made Sisi minister of defense. He immediately fired a shot at the corrupt Egyptian government, forcing them to get their act together via an ultimatum that was not considered a coup.

After Morsy was removed from power, Mansour became President and Sisi was elevated again, this time to Prime Minister, while retaining his military post.

A year later, Sisi, who had risen up the ranks step by step, finally took his largest leap by running for president and winning. Again, he showed how much of an ally he could be for the United States here, winning on a platform that included destroying the Muslim Brotherhood.

Some of Sisi’s actions since then have been those of a potentially bold reformer, including pardoning over 100 prisoners, some of whom were journalists that had been imprisoned for simply being dissenting voices.

And the biggest clue of all that this is a man the United States can potentially work with? In April of last year, Sisi showed an openness to the idea of U.S./Egypt cooperation by visiting President Trump n the White House, becoming the first Egyptian President to go to the White House in seven years.

This is not to say that Sisi is perfect, but throughout his rise to the top post in Egypt, he has shown a willingness to listen, learn, and do what is right for his people. While other leaders have been stubborn, Sisi has rightfully shown he can be trusted by his people and has helped greatly in efforts to put Egypt on the right path.

There is no doubt that an amicable relationship with the United States is in Egypt’s best interest, just as it is in the United States’ best interest. Sisi clearly knows this, hence his visit to the White House last year. President Trump clearly knows this as well, hence his extending an invitation to Sisi.

Not to mention Sisi’s ability to work diplomatically with the Saudi Crown Prince, another positive sign for possible breakthroughs in the region.

Without mincing words here, the United States could use all the friends it can get in that region or at the very least, as many non-enemies as it can get. Sisi appears to be a man who could put Egypt into one of those two categories for President Trump. It is to both Presidents’ benefit that the two countries continue to progress towards a non-hostile relationship.

President Sisi could be a very important cog in the wheel of Middle Eastern diplomacy.

This is why I believe the Egyptian people MUST re-elect President Sisi.

Because Egypt, the United States, and the world in general, will likely be far better off due to his continued strong leadership.

THE PEOPLE OF EGYPT HAVE A CHOICE TO MAKE AND IT IS AN EASY ONE: SISI ALL THE WAY

There is a leader in the Middle East who could be a key ally for the United States going forward but does not get talked about nearly enough.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.

I have personally been to Egypt befoe and after Sisi took power and can attest to the dramatic improvement I have seen with my own eyes.

Sisi is currently up for re-election and I believe it is imperative for the good of the world that he win.

Why?

Well, this is a man who rose up the ranks from the infantry corps to commanding a mechanized infantry division and Egypt’s northern military zone and occupied a high post in the Mubarek regime.

After Mubarek was removed from power in 2011, Sisi was elevated to director of military intelligence and began showing that he could truly be a force for good.

First, he agreed to have the Egyptian military stop using virginity tests on female detainees.

If you are unfamiliar with what a female virginity test is, trust me, it is every bit as horrific as you are thinking.

A year later, Presdent Morsy made Sisi minister of defense. He immediately fired a shot at the corrupt Egyptian government, forcing them to get their act together via an ultimatum that was not considered a coup.

After Morsy was removed from power, Mansour became President and Sisi was elevated again, this time to Prime Minister, while retaining his military post.

A year later, Sisi, who had risen up the ranks step by step, finally took his largest leap by running for president and winning. Again, he showed how much of an ally he could be for the United States here, winning on a platform that included destroying the Muslim Brotherhood.

Some of Sisi’s actions since then have been those of a potentially bold reformer, including pardoning over 100 prisoners, some of whom were journalists that had been imprisoned for simply being dissenting voices.

And the biggest clue of all that this is a man the United States can potentially work with? In April of last year, Sisi showed an openness to the idea of U.S./Egypt cooperation by visiting President Trump n the White House, becoming the first Egyptian President to go to the White House in seven years.

This is not to say that Sisi is perfect, but throughout his rise to the top post in Egypt, he has shown a willingness to listen, learn, and do what is right for his people. While other leaders have been stubborn, Sisi has rightfully shown he can be trusted by his people and has helped greatly in efforts to put Egypt on the right path.

There is no doubt that an amicable relationship with the United States is in Egypt’s best interest, just as it is in the United States’ best interest. Sisi clearly knows this, hence his visit to the White House last year. President Trump clearly knows this as well, hence his extending an invitation to Sisi.

Not to mention Sisi’s ability to work diplomatically with the Saudi Crown Prince, another positive sign for possible breakthroughs in the region.

Without mincing words here, the United States could use all the friends it can get in that region or at the very least, as many non-enemies as it can get. Sisi appears to be a man who could put Egypt into one of those two categories for President Trump. It is to both Presidents’ benefit that the two countries continue to progress towards a non-hostile relationship.

President Sisi could be a very important cog in the wheel of Middle Eastern diplomacy.

This is why I believe the Egyptian people MUST re-elect President Sisi.

Because Egypt, the United States, and the world in general, will likely be far better off due to his continued strong leadership.

THE PEOPLE OF EGYPT HAVE A CHOICE TO MAKE AND IT IS AN EASY ONE: SISI ALL THE WAY

There is a leader in the Middle East who could be a key ally for the United States going forward but does not get talked about nearly enough.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.

I have personally been to Egypt befoe and after Sisi took power and can attest to the dramatic improvement I have seen with my own eyes.

Sisi is currently up for re-election and I believe it is imperative for the good of the world that he win.

Why?

Well, this is a man who rose up the ranks from the infantry corps to commanding a mechanized infantry division and Egypt’s northern military zone and occupied a high post in the Mubarek regime.

After Mubarek was removed from power in 2011, Sisi was elevated to director of military intelligence and began showing that he could truly be a force for good.

First, he agreed to have the Egyptian military stop using virginity tests on female detainees.

If you are unfamiliar with what a female virginity test is, trust me, it is every bit as horrific as you are thinking.

A year later, Presdent Morsy made Sisi minister of defense. He immediately fired a shot at the corrupt Egyptian government, forcing them to get their act together via an ultimatum that was not considered a coup.

After Morsy was removed from power, Mansour became President and Sisi was elevated again, this time to Prime Minister, while retaining his military post.

A year later, Sisi, who had risen up the ranks step by step, finally took his largest leap by running for president and winning. Again, he showed how much of an ally he could be for the United States here, winning on a platform that included destroying the Muslim Brotherhood.

Some of Sisi’s actions since then have been those of a potentially bold reformer, including pardoning over 100 prisoners, some of whom were journalists that had been imprisoned for simply being dissenting voices.

And the biggest clue of all that this is a man the United States can potentially work with? In April of last year, Sisi showed an openness to the idea of U.S./Egypt cooperation by visiting President Trump n the White House, becoming the first Egyptian President to go to the White House in seven years.

This is not to say that Sisi is perfect, but throughout his rise to the top post in Egypt, he has shown a willingness to listen, learn, and do what is right for his people. While other leaders have been stubborn, Sisi has rightfully shown he can be trusted by his people and has helped greatly in efforts to put Egypt on the right path.

There is no doubt that an amicable relationship with the United States is in Egypt’s best interest, just as it is in the United States’ best interest. Sisi clearly knows this, hence his visit to the White House last year. President Trump clearly knows this as well, hence his extending an invitation to Sisi.

Not to mention Sisi’s ability to work diplomatically with the Saudi Crown Prince, another positive sign for possible breakthroughs in the region.

Without mincing words here, the United States could use all the friends it can get in that region or at the very least, as many non-enemies as it can get. Sisi appears to be a man who could put Egypt into one of those two categories for President Trump. It is to both Presidents’ benefit that the two countries continue to progress towards a non-hostile relationship.

President Sisi could be a very important cog in the wheel of Middle Eastern diplomacy.

This is why I believe the Egyptian people MUST re-elect President Sisi.

Because Egypt, the United States, and the world in general, will likely be far better off due to his continued strong leadership.

THE PEOPLE OF EGYPT HAVE A CHOICE TO MAKE AND IT IS AN EASY ONE: SISI ALL THE WAY

There is a leader in the Middle East who could be a key ally for the United States going forward but does not get talked about nearly enough.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.

I have personally been to Egypt befoe and after Sisi took power and can attest to the dramatic improvement I have seen with my own eyes.

Sisi is currently up for re-election and I believe it is imperative for the good of the world that he win.

Why?

Well, this is a man who rose up the ranks from the infantry corps to commanding a mechanized infantry division and Egypt’s northern military zone and occupied a high post in the Mubarek regime.

After Mubarek was removed from power in 2011, Sisi was elevated to director of military intelligence and began showing that he could truly be a force for good.

First, he agreed to have the Egyptian military stop using virginity tests on female detainees.

If you are unfamiliar with what a female virginity test is, trust me, it is every bit as horrific as you are thinking.

A year later, Presdent Morsy made Sisi minister of defense. He immediately fired a shot at the corrupt Egyptian government, forcing them to get their act together via an ultimatum that was not considered a coup.

After Morsy was removed from power, Mansour became President and Sisi was elevated again, this time to Prime Minister, while retaining his military post.

A year later, Sisi, who had risen up the ranks step by step, finally took his largest leap by running for president and winning. Again, he showed how much of an ally he could be for the United States here, winning on a platform that included destroying the Muslim Brotherhood.

Some of Sisi’s actions since then have been those of a potentially bold reformer, including pardoning over 100 prisoners, some of whom were journalists that had been imprisoned for simply being dissenting voices.

And the biggest clue of all that this is a man the United States can potentially work with? In April of last year, Sisi showed an openness to the idea of U.S./Egypt cooperation by visiting President Trump n the White House, becoming the first Egyptian President to go to the White House in seven years.

This is not to say that Sisi is perfect, but throughout his rise to the top post in Egypt, he has shown a willingness to listen, learn, and do what is right for his people. While other leaders have been stubborn, Sisi has rightfully shown he can be trusted by his people and has helped greatly in efforts to put Egypt on the right path.

There is no doubt that an amicable relationship with the United States is in Egypt’s best interest, just as it is in the United States’ best interest. Sisi clearly knows this, hence his visit to the White House last year. President Trump clearly knows this as well, hence his extending an invitation to Sisi.

Not to mention Sisi’s ability to work diplomatically with the Saudi Crown Prince, another positive sign for possible breakthroughs in the region.

Without mincing words here, the United States could use all the friends it can get in that region or at the very least, as many non-enemies as it can get. Sisi appears to be a man who could put Egypt into one of those two categories for President Trump. It is to both Presidents’ benefit that the two countries continue to progress towards a non-hostile relationship.

President Sisi could be a very important cog in the wheel of Middle Eastern diplomacy.

This is why I believe the Egyptian people MUST re-elect President Sisi.

Because Egypt, the United States, and the world in general, will likely be far better off due to his continued strong leadership.

THE PEOPLE OF EGYPT HAVE A CHOICE TO MAKE AND IT IS AN EASY ONE: SISI ALL THE WAY

There is a leader in the Middle East who could be a key ally for the United States going forward but does not get talked about nearly enough.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.

I have personally been to Egypt befoe and after Sisi took power and can attest to the dramatic improvement I have seen with my own eyes.

Sisi is currently up for re-election and I believe it is imperative for the good of the world that he win.

Why?

Well, this is a man who rose up the ranks from the infantry corps to commanding a mechanized infantry division and Egypt’s northern military zone and occupied a high post in the Mubarek regime.

After Mubarek was removed from power in 2011, Sisi was elevated to director of military intelligence and began showing that he could truly be a force for good.

First, he agreed to have the Egyptian military stop using virginity tests on female detainees.

If you are unfamiliar with what a female virginity test is, trust me, it is every bit as horrific as you are thinking.

A year later, Presdent Morsy made Sisi minister of defense. He immediately fired a shot at the corrupt Egyptian government, forcing them to get their act together via an ultimatum that was not considered a coup.

After Morsy was removed from power, Mansour became President and Sisi was elevated again, this time to Prime Minister, while retaining his military post.

A year later, Sisi, who had risen up the ranks step by step, finally took his largest leap by running for president and winning. Again, he showed how much of an ally he could be for the United States here, winning on a platform that included destroying the Muslim Brotherhood.

Some of Sisi’s actions since then have been those of a potentially bold reformer, including pardoning over 100 prisoners, some of whom were journalists that had been imprisoned for simply being dissenting voices.

And the biggest clue of all that this is a man the United States can potentially work with? In April of last year, Sisi showed an openness to the idea of U.S./Egypt cooperation by visiting President Trump n the White House, becoming the first Egyptian President to go to the White House in seven years.

This is not to say that Sisi is perfect, but throughout his rise to the top post in Egypt, he has shown a willingness to listen, learn, and do what is right for his people. While other leaders have been stubborn, Sisi has rightfully shown he can be trusted by his people and has helped greatly in efforts to put Egypt on the right path.

There is no doubt that an amicable relationship with the United States is in Egypt’s best interest, just as it is in the United States’ best interest. Sisi clearly knows this, hence his visit to the White House last year. President Trump clearly knows this as well, hence his extending an invitation to Sisi.

Not to mention Sisi’s ability to work diplomatically with the Saudi Crown Prince, another positive sign for possible breakthroughs in the region.

Without mincing words here, the United States could use all the friends it can get in that region or at the very least, as many non-enemies as it can get. Sisi appears to be a man who could put Egypt into one of those two categories for President Trump. It is to both Presidents’ benefit that the two countries continue to progress towards a non-hostile relationship.

President Sisi could be a very important cog in the wheel of Middle Eastern diplomacy.

This is why I believe the Egyptian people MUST re-elect President Sisi.

Because Egypt, the United States, and the world in general, will likely be far better off due to his continued strong leadership.

THE PEOPLE OF EGYPT HAVE A CHOICE TO MAKE AND IT IS AN EASY ONE: SISI ALL THE WAY

There is a leader in the Middle East who could be a key ally for the United States going forward but does not get talked about nearly enough.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.

I have personally been to Egypt befoe and after Sisi took power and can attest to the dramatic improvement I have seen with my own eyes.

Sisi is currently up for re-election and I believe it is imperative for the good of the world that he win.

Why?

Well, this is a man who rose up the ranks from the infantry corps to commanding a mechanized infantry division and Egypt’s northern military zone and occupied a high post in the Mubarek regime.

After Mubarek was removed from power in 2011, Sisi was elevated to director of military intelligence and began showing that he could truly be a force for good.

First, he agreed to have the Egyptian military stop using virginity tests on female detainees.

If you are unfamiliar with what a female virginity test is, trust me, it is every bit as horrific as you are thinking.

A year later, Presdent Morsy made Sisi minister of defense. He immediately fired a shot at the corrupt Egyptian government, forcing them to get their act together via an ultimatum that was not considered a coup.

After Morsy was removed from power, Mansour became President and Sisi was elevated again, this time to Prime Minister, while retaining his military post.

A year later, Sisi, who had risen up the ranks step by step, finally took his largest leap by running for president and winning. Again, he showed how much of an ally he could be for the United States here, winning on a platform that included destroying the Muslim Brotherhood.

Some of Sisi’s actions since then have been those of a potentially bold reformer, including pardoning over 100 prisoners, some of whom were journalists that had been imprisoned for simply being dissenting voices.

And the biggest clue of all that this is a man the United States can potentially work with? In April of last year, Sisi showed an openness to the idea of U.S./Egypt cooperation by visiting President Trump n the White House, becoming the first Egyptian President to go to the White House in seven years.

This is not to say that Sisi is perfect, but throughout his rise to the top post in Egypt, he has shown a willingness to listen, learn, and do what is right for his people. While other leaders have been stubborn, Sisi has rightfully shown he can be trusted by his people and has helped greatly in efforts to put Egypt on the right path.

There is no doubt that an amicable relationship with the United States is in Egypt’s best interest, just as it is in the United States’ best interest. Sisi clearly knows this, hence his visit to the White House last year. President Trump clearly knows this as well, hence his extending an invitation to Sisi.

Not to mention Sisi’s ability to work diplomatically with the Saudi Crown Prince, another positive sign for possible breakthroughs in the region.

Without mincing words here, the United States could use all the friends it can get in that region or at the very least, as many non-enemies as it can get. Sisi appears to be a man who could put Egypt into one of those two categories for President Trump. It is to both Presidents’ benefit that the two countries continue to progress towards a non-hostile relationship.

President Sisi could be a very important cog in the wheel of Middle Eastern diplomacy.

This is why I believe the Egyptian people MUST re-elect President Sisi.

Because Egypt, the United States, and the world in general, will likely be far better off due to his continued strong leadership.

THE PEOPLE OF EGYPT HAVE A CHOICE TO MAKE AND IT IS AN EASY ONE: SISI ALL THE WAY

There is a leader in the Middle East who could be a key ally for the United States going forward but does not get talked about nearly enough.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.

I have personally been to Egypt befoe and after Sisi took power and can attest to the dramatic improvement I have seen with my own eyes.

Sisi is currently up for re-election and I believe it is imperative for the good of the world that he win.

Why?

Well, this is a man who rose up the ranks from the infantry corps to commanding a mechanized infantry division and Egypt’s northern military zone and occupied a high post in the Mubarek regime.

After Mubarek was removed from power in 2011, Sisi was elevated to director of military intelligence and began showing that he could truly be a force for good.

First, he agreed to have the Egyptian military stop using virginity tests on female detainees.

If you are unfamiliar with what a female virginity test is, trust me, it is every bit as horrific as you are thinking.

A year later, Presdent Morsy made Sisi minister of defense. He immediately fired a shot at the corrupt Egyptian government, forcing them to get their act together via an ultimatum that was not considered a coup.

After Morsy was removed from power, Mansour became President and Sisi was elevated again, this time to Prime Minister, while retaining his military post.

A year later, Sisi, who had risen up the ranks step by step, finally took his largest leap by running for president and winning. Again, he showed how much of an ally he could be for the United States here, winning on a platform that included destroying the Muslim Brotherhood.

Some of Sisi’s actions since then have been those of a potentially bold reformer, including pardoning over 100 prisoners, some of whom were journalists that had been imprisoned for simply being dissenting voices.

And the biggest clue of all that this is a man the United States can potentially work with? In April of last year, Sisi showed an openness to the idea of U.S./Egypt cooperation by visiting President Trump n the White House, becoming the first Egyptian President to go to the White House in seven years.

This is not to say that Sisi is perfect, but throughout his rise to the top post in Egypt, he has shown a willingness to listen, learn, and do what is right for his people. While other leaders have been stubborn, Sisi has rightfully shown he can be trusted by his people and has helped greatly in efforts to put Egypt on the right path.

There is no doubt that an amicable relationship with the United States is in Egypt’s best interest, just as it is in the United States’ best interest. Sisi clearly knows this, hence his visit to the White House last year. President Trump clearly knows this as well, hence his extending an invitation to Sisi.

Not to mention Sisi’s ability to work diplomatically with the Saudi Crown Prince, another positive sign for possible breakthroughs in the region.

Without mincing words here, the United States could use all the friends it can get in that region or at the very least, as many non-enemies as it can get. Sisi appears to be a man who could put Egypt into one of those two categories for President Trump. It is to both Presidents’ benefit that the two countries continue to progress towards a non-hostile relationship.

President Sisi could be a very important cog in the wheel of Middle Eastern diplomacy.

This is why I believe the Egyptian people MUST re-elect President Sisi.

Because Egypt, the United States, and the world in general, will likely be far better off due to his continued strong leadership.

THE PEOPLE OF EGYPT HAVE A CHOICE TO MAKE AND IT IS AN EASY ONE: SISI ALL THE WAY

There is a leader in the Middle East who could be a key ally for the United States going forward but does not get talked about nearly enough.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.

I have personally been to Egypt befoe and after Sisi took power and can attest to the dramatic improvement I have seen with my own eyes.

Sisi is currently up for re-election and I believe it is imperative for the good of the world that he win.

Why?

Well, this is a man who rose up the ranks from the infantry corps to commanding a mechanized infantry division and Egypt’s northern military zone and occupied a high post in the Mubarek regime.

After Mubarek was removed from power in 2011, Sisi was elevated to director of military intelligence and began showing that he could truly be a force for good.

First, he agreed to have the Egyptian military stop using virginity tests on female detainees.

If you are unfamiliar with what a female virginity test is, trust me, it is every bit as horrific as you are thinking.

A year later, Presdent Morsy made Sisi minister of defense. He immediately fired a shot at the corrupt Egyptian government, forcing them to get their act together via an ultimatum that was not considered a coup.

After Morsy was removed from power, Mansour became President and Sisi was elevated again, this time to Prime Minister, while retaining his military post.

A year later, Sisi, who had risen up the ranks step by step, finally took his largest leap by running for president and winning. Again, he showed how much of an ally he could be for the United States here, winning on a platform that included destroying the Muslim Brotherhood.

Some of Sisi’s actions since then have been those of a potentially bold reformer, including pardoning over 100 prisoners, some of whom were journalists that had been imprisoned for simply being dissenting voices.

And the biggest clue of all that this is a man the United States can potentially work with? In April of last year, Sisi showed an openness to the idea of U.S./Egypt cooperation by visiting President Trump n the White House, becoming the first Egyptian President to go to the White House in seven years.

This is not to say that Sisi is perfect, but throughout his rise to the top post in Egypt, he has shown a willingness to listen, learn, and do what is right for his people. While other leaders have been stubborn, Sisi has rightfully shown he can be trusted by his people and has helped greatly in efforts to put Egypt on the right path.

There is no doubt that an amicable relationship with the United States is in Egypt’s best interest, just as it is in the United States’ best interest. Sisi clearly knows this, hence his visit to the White House last year. President Trump clearly knows this as well, hence his extending an invitation to Sisi.

Not to mention Sisi’s ability to work diplomatically with the Saudi Crown Prince, another positive sign for possible breakthroughs in the region.

Without mincing words here, the United States could use all the friends it can get in that region or at the very least, as many non-enemies as it can get. Sisi appears to be a man who could put Egypt into one of those two categories for President Trump. It is to both Presidents’ benefit that the two countries continue to progress towards a non-hostile relationship.

President Sisi could be a very important cog in the wheel of Middle Eastern diplomacy.

This is why I believe the Egyptian people MUST re-elect President Sisi.

Because Egypt, the United States, and the world in general, will likely be far better off due to his continued strong leadership.

THE PEOPLE OF EGYPT HAVE A CHOICE TO MAKE AND IT IS AN EASY ONE: SISI ALL THE WAY

There is a leader in the Middle East who could be a key ally for the United States going forward but does not get talked about nearly enough.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.

I have personally been to Egypt befoe and after Sisi took power and can attest to the dramatic improvement I have seen with my own eyes.

Sisi is currently up for re-election and I believe it is imperative for the good of the world that he win.

Why?

Well, this is a man who rose up the ranks from the infantry corps to commanding a mechanized infantry division and Egypt’s northern military zone and occupied a high post in the Mubarek regime.

After Mubarek was removed from power in 2011, Sisi was elevated to director of military intelligence and began showing that he could truly be a force for good.

First, he agreed to have the Egyptian military stop using virginity tests on female detainees.

If you are unfamiliar with what a female virginity test is, trust me, it is every bit as horrific as you are thinking.

A year later, Presdent Morsy made Sisi minister of defense. He immediately fired a shot at the corrupt Egyptian government, forcing them to get their act together via an ultimatum that was not considered a coup.

After Morsy was removed from power, Mansour became President and Sisi was elevated again, this time to Prime Minister, while retaining his military post.

A year later, Sisi, who had risen up the ranks step by step, finally took his largest leap by running for president and winning. Again, he showed how much of an ally he could be for the United States here, winning on a platform that included destroying the Muslim Brotherhood.

Some of Sisi’s actions since then have been those of a potentially bold reformer, including pardoning over 100 prisoners, some of whom were journalists that had been imprisoned for simply being dissenting voices.

And the biggest clue of all that this is a man the United States can potentially work with? In April of last year, Sisi showed an openness to the idea of U.S./Egypt cooperation by visiting President Trump n the White House, becoming the first Egyptian President to go to the White House in seven years.

This is not to say that Sisi is perfect, but throughout his rise to the top post in Egypt, he has shown a willingness to listen, learn, and do what is right for his people. While other leaders have been stubborn, Sisi has rightfully shown he can be trusted by his people and has helped greatly in efforts to put Egypt on the right path.

There is no doubt that an amicable relationship with the United States is in Egypt’s best interest, just as it is in the United States’ best interest. Sisi clearly knows this, hence his visit to the White House last year. President Trump clearly knows this as well, hence his extending an invitation to Sisi.

Not to mention Sisi’s ability to work diplomatically with the Saudi Crown Prince, another positive sign for possible breakthroughs in the region.

Without mincing words here, the United States could use all the friends it can get in that region or at the very least, as many non-enemies as it can get. Sisi appears to be a man who could put Egypt into one of those two categories for President Trump. It is to both Presidents’ benefit that the two countries continue to progress towards a non-hostile relationship.

President Sisi could be a very important cog in the wheel of Middle Eastern diplomacy.

This is why I believe the Egyptian people MUST re-elect President Sisi.

Because Egypt, the United States, and the world in general, will likely be far better off due to his continued strong leadership.