Adam Schiff: Trump Has No Issue Keeping Good Relations With ‘People Who Are Murdering Others’ Like Kim, Putin
During an interview with Jim Sciutto on CNN Friday, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) noted that murdering others doesn’t seem to a be a relationship dealbreaker for President Donald Trump.
The comment came in the context of a conversation about the Trump administration’s response to the disappearance and possible murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi.
Khashoggi has not been seen since entering the Saudi embassy in Istanbul on Oct. 2. Turkish authorities claim they have video and audio proof that Khashoggi was interrogated, beaten and murdered inside.
Schiff started out by noting the Trump administration, which has invested a lot in the House of Saud, stands to lose out if it all comes falling down.
Then he noted that Trump hasn’t exactly let murderous behavior stop a “good relationship” before.
“You know, we also have to consider the fact that the president seems to have no problem maintaining a good relationship with people who are murdering others around the world. Certainly, that’s true of [Russian President Vladimir] Putin and the president’s relationship, It’s true of his relationship with Kim Jong Un, who says he loves, who there’s every reason to believe murdered one of his own family in an airport in another country. So this doesn’t seem to be a deal breaker, sadly, for the president of the United States.”
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