Thomas Barrack, Jr. is a friend of Trump and has been an advisor to the campaign. He even appeared on LBC-TV in Lebanon to sing the praises of Trump. Barrack is of Lebanese origin, and he grew up in the US and went to school here. He discovered early the benefit of business with Saudi princes, so he learned Arabic after college and becomes an advisor to various Saudi princes, which opened financial doors for him. He wrote an article today about foreign policy and the UAE-shop, Arab American Institute, was promoting it. He says in it: "The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has been our longest and strongest ally and, to many Westerners’ amazement, it is impossible for the US to move against any hostile Islamic group anywhere in the world without Saudi support. Almost two billion Muslims look to Mecca and Medina as their spiritual heartland and challenging any faction of Islam without the support of its guardian, Saudi Arabia, would be foolhardy.