President Donald Trump said he opted against listening to a recording of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s killing, saying it was a “suffering tape” and a “terrible tape” and that his briefing on its contents was sufficient.
> In an interview released on Sunday, Trump told Fox News' Chris Wallace on "Fox News Sunday" that he doesn't have any interest in hearing the tape, which contains audio of the killing of Khashoggi in the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, in early October.
Asked if he had either heard the tape or been briefed on it, Trump said he was briefed but declined to listen to the recording himself.
> "We have the tape, I don't want to hear the tape, no reason for me to hear the tape," Trump replied.
> "Why don't you want to hear it, sir?"
> "Because it's a suffering tape, it's a terrible tape," Trump said. "I've been fully briefed on it, there's no reason for me to hear it, in fact I said to the people 'should I?' They said, 'you really shouldn't, there's no reason.' I know exactly -- I know everything that went on in the tape without having to hear it."
> "It was very violent, very vicious and terrible," Trump added.