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Trump Ripped For Comparing Scrutiny on Saudi Arabia to Kavanaugh Allegations: ‘Idiotic Beyond Words’

President Donald Trump was harshly criticized after he defended Saudi Arabia by comparing allegations that they were involved in the disappearance of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi to the allegations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh — meaning, he is not convinced by the claims.

“I think we have to find out what happened first,” Trump said in an interview with the Associated Press today. “Here we go again with, you know, you’re guilty until proven innocent. I don’t like that. We just went through that with Justice Kavanaugh and he was innocent all the way as far as I’m concerned.”

Khashoggi went missing early this month and is believed to have been killed by Saudi operatives while visiting a Saudi consulate in Turkey.

Journalists and pundits quickly blasted Trump for trying to downplay Saudi Arabia’s role in Khashoggi going missing:

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Caleb Ecarma was a reporter at Mediaite. Email him here: [email protected] Follow him on Twitter here: @calebecarma