Trump defends Saudi Arabia in Khashoggi murder

In an extraordinary statement, President Trump on Tuesday defended Saudi Arabia in the face of mounting pressure over the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi.
1:02 | 11/20/18

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The president trump is choosing to side with Saudi Arabia's crown prince saying he will not take action against him or his country this despite. US intelligence officials telling him that the prince is linked to the brutal murder of Washington Post columnist jamarcus show he. The president leads to stunning statement this afternoon saying he will not stop a lucrative arms sales deal with Saudi Arabia over the murder. This murder that the CIA has reportedly concluded may have been ordered by prince Mohamed bin solemn bond. The president called the killing of two shocking inside the Saudi consulate is terrible horrible crime that the US does not condone. But he went on the say Saudi Arabia is a great ally just moments ago the president spoke about the situation. It's all about America cars we're not getting give up hundreds of billions of dollars in orders and it's a very complex situation it's a sham but it's. It is what it is. The president's decision already receiving a bipartisan backlash members of congress now threatening to take action against Saudi Arabia if the president does not.

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