President Donald Trump had some members of the press and other bystanders chuckling when he had an apparently brash response to one reporter’s probing Tuesday in the Oval Office.
When asked why he hasn’t instructed the FBI to help investigate the death of late reporter Jamal Khashoggi, the president responded bluntly. (RELATED: Multiple Suspects In Alleged Murder Of Jamal Khashoggi Have Links To Saudi Crown Prince)
Trump, questioned why he hasn’t asked the FBI to help investigate Jamal Khashoggi’s death, says “well, he wasn’t a citizen of our country for one thing.” (via CBS) pic.twitter.com/z8pp4tuPAw
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“I mean we are talking about a man who lives across the river in Virginia” the reporter started, “why not send the FBI in to figure all of this out?”
“Well he wasn’t a citizen of this country for one thing and we are going to determine that, and you don’t know whether or not we have do you?” Trump responded.
“Well I … I,” the reporter muttered.
“No but do you know whether or not we have sent the FBI?” Trump pressed
“Have you sent the FBI?” he responded.
“Uh huh I am not going to tell you.”
Trump’s response was met with some laughter, and a follow up question from the reporter: “why wont you tell us?”
“Why would I tell you?” Trump said.
He then quickly moved on to another question.