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Evan Vucci / AP

President Trump had a series of meetings in Riyadh on Sunday leading up to a speech in which he will urge Muslim countries to work together to fight terrorism.

Trump accepted an invitation to Egypt in a meeting with Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, and the two exchanged compliments. Per pool reports:

Trump: "We've really been through a lot together positively," POTUS said. He… said that in Egypt "safety seems to be very strong."

Sisi: "You are a unique personality that is capable of doing the impossible." That made everyone laugh. And POTUS responded: "I agree!"

Bonus Trump: "Love your shoes. Boy, those shoes. Man..."

Trump also met with the King of Bahrain — telling him, "there has been a little strain but there won't be strain with this administration" — and the Emir of Qatar. In that meeting Trump brought up an issue that has been a centerpiece of his Saudi visit thus far:

"One of the things that we will discuss is the purchase of lots of beautiful military equipment because nobody makes it like the United States. And for us that means jobs and it also means frankly great security back here, which we want."

Trump also took part in a meeting with the Gulf Cooperation Council. The U.S. officials participating in the meetings include H.R. McMaster, Rex Tillerson, Jared Kushner, Gary Cohn and Dina Powell.

The administration had to deal with an unexpected headache in the form of yet another North Korean missile test, releasing this statement:

"We are aware that North Korea launched an MRBM. This system, last tested in February, has a shorter range than the missiles launched in North Korea's three most recent tests. We refer you to DoD for further information."

Mrs Trump visited a school. Per the AP, "The first lady delivered Dr. Seuss books to a pre-school classroom, spoke to sixth graders on a soccer field and clapped along to a rendition of "Lean on me" in the school's library."

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DOJ: Capitol rioter threatened to "assassinate" Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Supporters of former President Trump storm the U.S. Captiol on Jan. 6. Photo: Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

A Texas man who has be charged with storming the U.S. Capitol in the deadly Jan. 6 siege posted death threats against Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), the Department of Justice said.

The big picture: Garret Miller faces five charges in connection to the riot by supporters of former President Trump, including violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds and making threats. According to court documents, Miller posted violent threats online the day of the siege, including tweeting “Assassinate AOC.”

Schumer calls for IG probe into alleged plan by Trump, DOJ lawyer to oust acting AG

Jeffrey Clark speaks next to Deputy US Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen at a news conference in October. Photo: Yuri Gripas/AFP via Getty Images.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Saturday called for the Justice Department inspector general to investigate an alleged plan by former President Trump and a DOJ lawyer to remove the acting attorney general and replace him with someone more willing to investigate unfounded claims of election fraud.

Driving the news: The New York Times first reported Friday that the lawyer, Jeffrey Clark, allegedly devised "ways to cast doubt on the election results and to bolster Mr. Trump’s continuing legal battles and the pressure on Georgia politicians. Because Mr. [Jeffrey] Rosen had refused the president’s entreaties to carry out those plans, Mr. Trump was about to decide whether to fire Mr. Rosen and replace him with Mr. Clark."

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Brazil begins distributing AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine

Containers carrying doses of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine arrive in Brazil. Photo: Maurio Pimentel/AFP via Getty Images

Brazil on Saturday began distributing the 2 million doses of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine that arrived from India Friday, Reuters reports.

Why it matters: Brazil has the third highest COVID-19 case-count in the world, according to Johns Hopkins University data. The 2 million doses "only scratch the surface of the shortfall," Brazilian public health experts told the AP.

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