Trump’s Attempts To Downplay Reports Of Saudi Journalist’s Murder Spur Disgust

President Trump went out of his way to minimize the disappearance and possible death of Jamal Khashoggi.

In the oval office, President Trump sought to pour cold water on news reports alleging that Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered and dismembered by the Saudi government by noting: (via Ian Bremmer)

  1. The alleged murder occurred in Turkey, not in the United States.

  2. Khashoggi is not a US citizen but a permanent US resident.

3)Over the next decade, the Saudis will spend $350Bn on US weapon systems.

Watch above.

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