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Egypt's Unlikely Ardor for Trump

Why Cairo Welcomes His Presidency

More than three weeks after the election, the American public remains divided over Donald Trump’s surprise victory. Six thousand miles away, however, one U.S. ally has demonstrated a far more unified response. Egyptians, particularly those of a pro-government bent, are among the world’s happiest people about the Trump win. That may seem odd for a Muslim-majority country, given that Trump has floated the idea of a ban on Muslim immigration to the United States and even a registry for Muslims already in the country. To understand Trump’s appeal to Egyptians, therefore, it’s critical to look at …

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