>> President Donald Trump calling on Arab leaders to do their share to fight Islamic extremist on Sunday during his speech in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.>> Drive them out, drive them out of your places of worship. Drive them out Of your communities. Drive them out of your holy land.
And drive them out of this earth.>> This speech before leaders of 55 Muslim majority countries, representing more than a billion people, is part of Trump's effort to redefine his relationship with the Muslim world, after the harsh comments he made about Islam on the campaign trail.>> We are not here to lecture.
We are not here to tell other people how to live, what to do, who to be or how to worship. Instead, we are here to offer partnership based on shared interests and values.>> Reuter's White House correspondent Jeff Mason.>> Some of the more striking elements of the President's speech were his word choice and his tone.
The president did not use the phrase, radical Islamic extremism, something he often said during the presidential campaign in 2016.>> He also sidestepped the controversy generated by his recent push to ban many Muslims from entering the United States, instead describing the fight against terrorism as a battle between good and evil.
>> This is a battle between barbaric criminals, who seek to obliterate human life and decent people all in the name of religion. People that want to protect life.>> Trump's speech comes as he struggles to put the lid on a brewing political scandal back in the US, ignited by his firing of former FBI director, James Comey.
Amid accusations he was trying to stop a federal investigation into his campaign's ties with Russia last year.