Trump Bragged About Defending Saudi Prince Behind the Gruesome Murder of Journalist Jamal Khashoggi
President Donald Trump bragged to “Rage” author Bob Woodward that he protected Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman Al Saud after the brutal Saudi murder (and coverup) of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on October 2, 2018.
The Washington Post noted in November 2018 that the CIA concluded that the Saudi Price was behind the gruesome killing.
Now, Business Insider reports that Woodward asked Trump on January 22, 2020, about the bone saw dismemberment of Khashoggi:
The people at the Post are upset about the Khashoggi killing. That is one of the most gruesome things. You yourself have said.
Trump bragged about saving the Saudi Prince believed to be behind the murder and coverup:
I saved his *ss. I was able to get Congress to leave him alone. I was able to get them to stop.
Trump then added a pathetic defense of the Saudi Prince, which contradicted US intelligence and other countries’ intelligence:
He will always say that he didn’t do it. He says that to everybody, and frankly I’m happy that he says that. But he will say that to you, he will say that to Congress, and he will say that to everybody. He’s never said he did it… No, he says that he didn’t do it.
Trump also bragged about selling Saudi Arabia weapons and vetoed a resolution to end U.S. support for the Saudi-led attacks in Yemen:
He says very strongly that he didn’t do it. Bob, they spent $400 billion over a fairly short period of time. And you know, they’re in the Middle East. You know, they’re big. Because of their religious monuments, you know, they have the real power. They have the oil, but they also have the great monuments for religion. You know that, right? For that religion. They wouldn’t last a week if we’re not there, and they know it.