“President” Donald J. Trump, who has dismissed credible reports from the CIA about Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman’s role in the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, is now spewing more lies about how bad he feels about Khashoggi’s death. This is from the same man who issued an official White House statement that was so callous, so dismissive, and so utterly lacking in any decorum or demeanor about Khashoggi’s death and the fact that the United States would do nothing about it because of the economic benefits that would flow from Saudi Arabia buying our weapons. (The numbers, to say the least, were severely exaggerated.)
In the Newsweek piece, Trump has the audacity to state that he hates “the crime, I hate what’s done, I hate the coverup and I will tell you this: The crown prince hates it more than I do.” Again, compare this statement to his official White House statement, and this quickly falls apart.
Trump only hates that the issue will not go away because his administration purportedly intercepted discussions of MSB indicating how he wants to take out Khashoggi, his son-in-law was communicating with MSB the day before the murder, and the matter will not go away quietly. Germany, for example, cancelled contracts it had with Saudi Arabia. Like most everything in Trump’s life, the self-centered bloviator cares only about a “Me First” agenda.
The statement is just more of the deceit and danger that Donald Trump routinely creates. He has no idea how MSB feels about this, but we can all venture a guess – like many a killer, he probably has no feelings at all about the killing or the coverup. The CIA made it clear that MSB ordered the brutal assassination of Khashoggi. Given that the Crown Prince has used brutality before to punish people, he probably does not hate any of it. In fact, he is probably loving the fact that like Putin and like Kim, the Crown Prince has a dupe in the White House who will permit Saudi Arabia to do what it pleases with impunity. America should hate what is being done to this country by its “president.”