|Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and President Trump|
President Trump sent these tweets out earlier today:
Just spoke with the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia who totally denied any knowledge of what took place in their Turkish Consulate. He was with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo...— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 16, 2018
...during the call, and told me that he has already started, and will rapidly expand, a full and complete investigation into this matter. Answers will be forthcoming shortly.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 16, 2018
Nobody believes this. MBS is almost certainly behind the murder.
Meanwhile, in Riyadh, Trump's Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, makes nice with MBS.
As I have already noted:
The MBS connection could become the real undoing of Trump. Mainstream media is not going to forget the killing of one of its own and that Trump and Kushner are close to MBS, it makes it way too convenient to tie the three of them together and deliver them on a silver platter to the masses.Trump is playing a very dangerous game here. If MSM does not change its narrative soon, it is going to be a big problem for Trump.
And almost every hour we are seeing new stories like these two that are just out:
Opinion | Silicon Valley’s Saudi Arabia Problem - The New York Times https://t.co/e78oRxSiMA— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) October 16, 2018
And then you have Senator Lindsey Graham, a Republican close to President Donald Trump, accusing MBS of ordering the murder of Khashoggi.Pompeo flew to Riyadh to express U.S. concern over Khashoggi's disappearance and apparent murder. But cameras captured lots of smiles and pleasantries among Pompeo and Saudi leaders, @cmorellowp reports https://t.co/rX6UT8zuqy— Philip Rucker (@PhilipRucker) October 16, 2018
Unless things change, it is going to be very dangerous for Trump to remain close to MBS.
Maybe it is a good time for Trump to consider George Washington's advice not to meddle in foreign affairs,