President Donald Trump’s son Eric Trump condemned the country responsible for the alleged death of Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi Thursday morning on “Fox and Friends.”
“It’s a horrible situation,” Trump said. “They’re still trying to figure out what’s going on. I don’t think it looks good for them [Saudi Arabia].”
While there are several explanations coming from both Saudi leaders and Turkish investigators on what exactly happened to The Washington Post columnist, Trump made one thing clear: “You can’t go around, foreign countries can’t go around killing journalists.”
“It’s a sad situation. It’s obviously something everyone has to condemn, and my father [President Trump] has very strongly,” Trump ended.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with King Salman and his son, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, in Riyadh Tuesday to discuss Khashoggi’s disappearance, but Pompeo said the Saudi leaders did not want to talk about facts of the case and continued to deny any involvement. (RELATED: Pompeo Says Saudi Crown Prince ‘Didn’t Want To’ Talk About Facts Regarding Khashoggi Disappearance)
Turkish investigators believe a team of 15 Saudi agents were sent to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul with the intent to murder Khashoggi and then dismembered his body.
Multiple suspects Turkish investigators identified as being present at the consulate on the day Khashoggi went missing reportedly have direct or close ties to the crown prince, according to a New York Times report, which would undercut the Saudi’s claim that they had zero involvement in his alleged murder.
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