Trump met with Egypt’s President el-Sisi at the annual UN General Assembly meeting [Jonathan Ernst/Reuters]
“Everybody has demonstrations,” Trump said on Monday while meeting el-Sisi on the sidelines of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly in New York City.
“I’m not concerned with it. Egypt has a great leader. He’s highly respected.”
In a rare display of dissent, thousands of protesters on Friday and Saturday defied a de facto ban on demonstrations as they took to the streets in central Cairo and several other cities to call for el-Sisi’s departure.
In the port city