Trump's indefensible defense of Saudi Arabia

Why won't Trump chastise the House of Saud?

President Trump and Mohammad Bin Salman.
(Image credit: Illustrated | AP Photo/Evan Vucci))

President Trump is bending over backwards to defend Saudi Arabia.

The House of Saud, and particularly Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS), has been under fire for weeks after U.S.-based Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was tortured and killed inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. On Tuesday, Trump continued his long defense of the Saudis by virtually shrugging the whole thing off.

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