Trump: I Have “No Financial Interests” In Saudi Arabia

The fact checkers will have a field day with this one:

President Trump on Tuesday pushed back on speculation he has not punished Saudi Arabia for the disappearance of a U.S.-based journalist due to financial conflicts of interest, calling it “FAKE NEWS.”

Trump for years has had business ties to the Saudis, with one Saudi royal billionaire, Prince Alwaleed bin-Talal, purchasing his yacht and a stake in New York’s Plaza Hotel in the 1990s when the former business mogul was in financial distress.

“Saudi Arabia, I get along with all of them. They buy apartments from me,” he said at a campaign rally in 2015 in Alabama. “They spend $40 million, $50 million. Am I supposed to dislike them? I like them very much.”