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Gulf crisis: A review of efforts to lobby Trump administration

US President Donald Trump initially backed the countries blockading Qatar, before calling on all sides to resolve the dispute.

As the blockade of Qatar approaches the one-year mark, there are continuing efforts in the US to gain support. US President Donald Trump initially backed the blockading countries of Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt and Bahrain, before calling on all sides to resolve the dispute.

Al Jazeera’s Patty Culhane reports from Washington, DC, on the role lobbying has played in efforts to sway Trump’s administration.