President Trump vowed to stand by Saudi Arabia, whatever the CIA concludes about the involvement of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman in the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Mr. Trump released a statement Tuesday afternoon saying, “Our intelligence agencies continue to assess all information, but it could very well be that the Crown Prince had knowledge of this tragic event – maybe he did and maybe he didn’t!”

He added, “That being said, we may never know all of the facts surrounding the murder of Mr. Jamal Khashoggi…the United States intends to remain a steadfast partner of Saudi Arabia to ensure the interests of our country, Israel and all other partners in the region.”

The CIA has intelligence substantiating an assessment that the crown prince ordered Khashoggi’s killing.

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33 thoughts on “Trump says U.S. will stand by Saudi Arabia, despite CIA’s conclusion about Khashoggi killing

  1. Trump is the biggest beta male out there. His orange, draft-dodging ass is OWNED by more foreign dictatorial world leaders than anyone else’s in history. (How ’bout THAT for Trumpian hyperbole!) What a friggin’ sissy-boy he is. Pucker up, li’l Donny boy, your master’s are calling.

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  2. I am not surprised by the position adopted by Trump. What is surprising is he made it public. What I can guarantee you is none of the nations would cancel a trade deal because one journalist was killed in the consulate. Trade trumps human rights all the time.

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      • That’s only part of the story. Trump has personal business ties with Saudi Arabia. From: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-and-saudi-arabia-deep-business-ties-spark-new-scrutiny/

        The president’s links to Saudi billionaires and princes go back years and appear to have only deepened.

        In 1991, as Mr. Trump was teetering on personal bankruptcy and scrambling to raise cash, he sold his 282-foot yacht “Princess” to Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin-Talal for $20 million, a third less than what he reportedly paid for it.

        Four years later, the prince came to his rescue again, joining other investors in a $325 million deal for Mr. Trump’s money-losing Plaza Hotel.

        In 2001, Mr. Trump sold the entire 45th floor of the Trump World Tower across from the U.N. in New York for $12 million, the biggest purchase in that building to that point, according to the brokerage site Streeteasy. The buyer: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

        Shortly after he announced his run for president, Mr. Trump began laying the groundwork for possible new business in the kingdom. He registered eight companies with names tied to the country, such as “THC Jeddah Hotel Advisor LLC” and “DT Jeddah Technical Services,” according to a 2016 financial disclosure report to the federal government. Jeddah is a major city in the country.

        “Saudi Arabia, I get along with all of them. They buy apartments from me. They spend $40 million, $50 million,” Trump told a crowd at an Alabama rally on Aug. 21, 2015, the same day he created four of the entities. “Am I supposed to dislike them? I like them very much.”


      • It is so shocking, to an observer like me, how it became to a point where the president of the us of a can use the position for personal gain over and above the pay that comes with the office, and do it so blatantly

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        • It’s also shocking to us here in America. But, Trump has already pushed too far and both the people and the system are pushing back. IMO, he’s in big trouble personally and politically.


        • I hope you’re right, Robert … but I’m not going to hold my breath. He’s already gotten away with waaaay more than anybody else. Actually, I think the reason for this is because he has a VERY good team of lawyers that finds him whatever loophole he needs.


        • “Always with the negative waves, Moriarty!” – lol!

          But seriously, Nan, your opinion of Trump’s legal team is way off the mark. He had some good lawyers in the White House, but they’re mostly gone now because they wouldn’t do what Trump wanted. In fact, outside experts have been warning Trump that his legal staff is woefully inadequate to represent him in the Mueller investigation and other criminal investigations. See: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/18/us/politics/trump-legal-team-lawyers.html

          It boggles my mind how eagerly some people want to see this deranged megalomaniac as some sort of omnipotent superhuman. Those in the know understand differently. Trump is not mentally stable enough to achieve his maniacal vision of dictatorship. He will fall from his own doing.


        • Yes, I know about the departure of his “government” lawyers … but he continues to push the limits, sidestepping many of them … and he gets away with it. Perhaps it’s simply because of the wishy-washy Republican party that won’t stand up to him. Even so, I can’t help but think he’s getting guidance from somewhere. He’s never held a government position so how can he possibly know how far to push if he doesn’t have some sort of legal help?


        • What has he gotten away with? Has he stopped the Mueller investigation. No. Has he stopped the other criminal investigations and civil actions against him and his family? No. Has he wooed the American electorate to support him at the ballot box? No. Did he repeal Obamacare? No. Has he built his border wall? No. Seriously, what has he accomplished? He got his regressive tax cuts passed which have ballooned the national debt. He got two supreme court justices approved (one an alleged sexual predator). He has changed administration policy (for the worse) on the environment and a whole host of other areas; but, these are only temporary until the next president is elected. Why would anyone see this record as successful?

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        • He will. Too many confuse his sociopathic personality disorder and total lack of empathy as “power”. He acts wildly and without compassion and this stuns most normal people, but he’s not brilliant or acting on any kind of plan other than to place himself first and foremost above all else with total disregard for anyone or anything. His sociopathic bullying has muscled him into the WH, but it is also the thing that will ultimately destroy him. Once the walls start to tumble for Herr Trump, they will tumble quickly. He’ll fall. But how much damage will be done before he does remains to be seen.

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  3. While I think most of us feel the “ethical” thing to do is somehow punish the Crown Prince, I also tend to think, in this case, it could hurt America as a whole. And while I hate the idea of tRumpsky glossing over the incident, it may be the wise thing to do considering the alternatives.


    • No, it’s incredibly stupid NOT to hold the Crown Prince accountable for the assassination of Khashoggi. First of all, the U.S. is no longer energy dependent on Saudi Arabia. America is the #1 oil-producing nation in the world; and, furthermore, the importance of oil as an energy source has been declining as alternative energy sources have become commercially competitive. Second, it is Saudi Arabia which is militarily dependent on the U.S. Third, Trump’s embrace of the Saudi royal family has more to do with his personal business relationships with them than it does about America’s economic interests. Fourth, Trump’s perverse alliances with despotic regimes has already harmed America’s standing in the world, and continued damage could result in geopolitical crises having unimaginable consequences.

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