The Associated Press reports:
President Donald Trump is criticizing the mounting global condemnation of Saudi Arabia over the case of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Trump says in an interview with The Associated Press: “Here we go again with you know you’re guilty until proven innocent.” He is comparing it to allegations of sexual assault leveled against now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearing.
Trump says Saudi Arabia’s King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman both deny any knowledge of what happened to Khashoggi when he entered their country’s consulate in Turkey earlier this month. Khashoggi, a critic of the monarchy, has not been seen since.
“Guilty until proven innocent” says Trump. And Mike Pompeo shook hands and smiled with King Salman. Nothing to see here. Let’s proceed with lucrative financial partnership please. Kushner has bills to pay. https://t.co/OFu8Fd3sGu
— Wajahat Ali (@WajahatAli) October 16, 2018
— Bob Cesca (@bobcesca_go) October 16, 2018
BREAKING: In AP interview, Trump says he won’t accept blame if GOP loses control of House.
— The Associated Press (@AP) October 16, 2018