Trump said his administration would take no additional actions against Saudi Arabia over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. President Donald Trump, in exclamation point-filled formal presidential statement, said Tuesday that his administration would stand by Saudia Arabia’s rulers and take no actions against them over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
“Maybe they did, maybe they didn’t"?!
You can’t just throw in some exclamations (!!!!), yell that the world is dangerous, and call it a press release.
That's not how a U.S. President responds to the murder of a journalist and American resident. https://t.co/cfGPgSSngt
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) November 20, 2018
I’m pretty sure this statement is Saudi Arabia First, not America First. I’m also pretty sure John Bolton wrote it.
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) November 20, 2018
“Great allies” don’t plot the murder of journalists, Mr. President. “Great allies” don’t lure their own citizens into a trap, then kill them. https://t.co/PY6qOOIOI6
— Jeff Flake (@JeffFlake) November 20, 2018
Our foreign policy must be about promoting our national interests.
It is in our natl interest to defend human rights.
HR violations lead to mass migration, help extremism flourish & often result in new governments hostile towards the U.S. because we supported their oppressors.
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) November 20, 2018